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PIRATE PRIDE

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ABOVE: Three sisters were competitors in the DeGraff Country Fair Pirate Costume Contest Friday. From the left are Kaylee Holycross, 4, and Kandas, 6, while the youngest sister, Kyleah, age 6 weeks, is held by the girls’ mother, Amber. Country fair activities continue today with the parade at 4 p.m., led by grand mar- shal Mya Hurley. The entertainment line-up also includes Dani Lump singing at noon, Molly McIntire performing at 2 p.m., and the community talent show hosted by J&S Productions from 5 to 7 p.m. The band Outrider will play from 7 to 11 p.m.

FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Daniel Bender, 5, right, gives his best “arrgghh!” for the crowd at the Pirate Costume Contest Friday afternoon at the DeGraff Country Fair during Family Day activi- ties that also included story time and a cell phone scavenger hunt. He was named the winner of the best dressed pirate award.

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Continuing with the “Pirate Pride” theme at the DeGraff Country Fair, Missy Brooks won first place in the “Imagine It” cate- gory of the horticulture contest for her pirate ship entry sculpted from a watermelon and other fruits and vegetables.

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Cousins Kolton Rice, 8, left, and Tory Johnson, 6, both of Bellefontaine, enjoy a ride down the giant slide at the DeGraff Country Fair Friday afternoon during the fair’s Family Day. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MANDY LOEHR)

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