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Scenes Thursday from theDeGraff Country Fair, include ABOVE LEFT: Doors from the “Doors From the Past” project dot the scenery and highlight historic businesses that were part of the village during the 1950s and 1960s, including this door representing the DeGraff Journal in front of the former office space.

ABOVE RIGHT: Prince contestant Brayden Lester, 6, of Quincy, talks about his favorite vacation spot during the prince and princess contest. Standing with him is pageant announcer Kelly Kauffman.

BELOW: Winners at the pageant included, from the left, princess Emma Cantrell, 5, of Quincy; junior queen Malaina Jenkins, 9, of Quincy; and prince Evan Strayer, 5, of DeGraff. A total of 11 contestants competed in the prince and princess contest, while four contestants participated in the junior queen contest. 

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Riders are whipped around on a swing ride at the fair, which continues today through Saturday evening. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

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