Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 17, 1995, Image 138

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    D2-LancMter Farming, Saturday, June 17, 1995
Kempton Country Fair
From top country talent to trac
tor pull to the Miss Kempton
Fair Scholarship Pageant and
countless exhibits to the Mid
way and off-road four by four auto
races, the Kempton Country Fair
remains tops for family fun and
thrills.
Opening Friday at S p.m., June
16, this weekend event celebrates
its 41st anniversary, closing on
Sunday. June 18.
And this year, a very special
treat is in store on Saturday eve
ning when Jett Williams, the
daughter of Hank Williams, ap
pears in two live performances at
7:15 and 10:15 p.m. along with
The Drifting Cowboys. Making
her professional debut at a me
morial program honoring her fa
ther in 1989, she met two of the
original “Cowboys” that set her
career in motion. Her unique style
and their unforgettable blend
make for listening pleasure.
But that’s just a sample of
what’s in store in Kempton.
The Blue Mountain Gang with
their familiar mix of country and
bluegrass open the entertainment
on Friday evening in two perfor
mances, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. A
favorite with Kempton audiences,
they’re know as crowd pleasers.
Featured at the 8:15 and 10:15
p.m. slot, Darryl and Don Ellis,
who are recognized for their rich,
soulful voices, are a dynamite
twosome. Just in their mid-20s,
these country hunks who are com
pared to the Everly Brothers, will
sing their own songs as well as
other favorites.
Show time on Saturday begins
at 3 p.m. with Andrew Roblin. A
singer, a yodeler, even a guy who
shouts whoopee, he’ll play a gui
tar, jew harp, mandolin and ham
mered dulcimer. He’ll also be on
stage at S p.m.
San Antonio Rose will make a
first time appearance at Kempton
with her 6 and 9: IS p.m. programs
on Saturday.
Sunday’s musical offerings
start at 5 and 7 p.m. when The
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Country Rhythm Band swings in
to gear. Playing with gusto,
they’ve returned to delight fair
crowds with their familiar re
frains.
Once again Tommy Schafer
and the Blue Mountain Ramblers
will take over the evening and pre
sent songs old and new that have
made them local favorites. They’ll
be on the covered stage at 6:15
and at 8:15 p.m.
But this is just the beginning of
the many events at the Kempton
Country Fair. This year, celebrat
ing the 32nd annual event, tractor
pulls are scheduled for Friday eve
ning at 6 p.m. Farm stock tractor
pulls in three classes, single wheel
4x4 sanctioned stock pickups, a
non-sanctioned local 4x4 class
from Lehigh, Berks, and Schuyl
kill counties, and two modified
stock sanctioned classes will be
held. A rain date, June 18 at 4 p.m.
has been scheduled.
It’s a real happening when the
fair opens on Saturday at 11 a.m.
It’s Children’s Day and from 1 un
til 4 p.m., children 14 years old
and under will be able to ride the
amusements at reduced rates. A
bicycle is top prize at a special at 4
p.m. drawing.
Mountain Madness Off Road
races take off on Saturday at 12
noon in a series of Figure 8 man
euvers and enthusiasts will contin
ue to enjoy the drag races begin
ning at 6 p.m. Saturday evening.
Both are E.C.4W.D.A. sanction
ed.
The Miss Kempton Fair Scho
larship Pageant takes place on
Sunday at noon with a series of
programs starting with a produc
tion number and continuing with a
talent demonstration, an evening
gown presentation, on stage inter
views and finally, the crowning of
Es Lieblichst Maedel, the fairest
Paradise, Pa.
one.
Although the fair opens at 11
a.m. on Sunday, a very new and
special Bicycle Race has been
scheduled. Starting at 9 a.m., the
WEEU Cycle series is a 16-mile
competition and everyone is wel
come to participate from 8 to 88.
Age group awards and random
prizes will be offered.
Sunday, noon, the four-wheel
drivers will be on the course again
in a series of obstacle races. Again
the Mountain Madness Off Road
Races are E.C.4W.D.A. sanction
ed.
Sunday also features a Chil
dren’s Pedal Tractor Pull for kids
5 to 10 years old. Beginning at 1
p.m., there’s a teeter-totter, a
balance on seesaws, in which
youngsters can participate.
For all the events, fairgoers are
invited to bring chairs or blankets
for both the under-cover stage
programs and the pulls and races.
And there’s so much more to
see and do.
More than 100 exhibitors dis
play their wares from arts and
crafts such as dolls and pins and
hair clips and handmade aprons
and dresses to hot tubs and build
ing supplies. There are all sorts of
goodies meats, baked goods,
homemade candies. There are an
tiques and a flea market, dried
flowers and landscaping hints.
There are autos and trucks, trac
tors and farm equipment a
complete array for everyone to en
joy.
When hunger pangs strike
and the fresh country air promises
a healthy appetite, the food con
cessions abound. From soup and
chili, hot dogs, steak and meatball
sandwiches to tacos, pizza and ice
cream, there is plenty from which
to choose.
Of course, there’s the midway
with rides, bingo and games to add
to the excitement Gate prizes are
offered each evening with a grand
prize on Sunday.
For those who like a bit of his
tory, an adjunct to the Kempton
Fair grounds is the W.K.& S. Rail
road, where for a small charge, a
traveller can And an hour’s respite
in a short run through some of the
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most scenic countryside imagin
able.
All in all, the Fair offers full
family fare and in a setting that de
fies description: rolling hills, gras
sy knolls, trees and a quiet respite.
The Kempton Country Fair is
manned by volunteers with all
proceeds returned to the Kempton
Community Center, the site of the
Fair. Admission to the Fair is $4 a
person on Friday and Saturday,
with children 6 to 12 admitted at
half-price and those under six ad
mitted free. Admission on Sunday
Forum Recognizes
Operation Green Stripe
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Operation
Green Stripe, a program that en
courages farmers to plant grassy
buffers to protect streams, has
been cited by a national pollution
prevention forum as one of 25 ex
emplary water quality projects.
The program, sponsored by
Monsanto Co. in cooperation with
FFA and several seed companies,
was selected as a demonstration
project by the National Forum on
Nonpoint Source Pollution. The
Forum, convened in 1994 and
1995 by The Conservation Fund
and the National Geographic So
ciety, recently issued a first-of-its
kind national report recommend
ing ways to reduce nonpoint water
pollution.
Nonpoint pollution, unlike pol
lution from factories or sewage
treatment plants, occurs when rain
water picks up contaminants on
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is $4 a carload. Parking is con
trolled and free. All entertainment
goes on rain or shine.
Kempton is located north of
1-78 from either the Lcnhartsvillc
Interchange on Rt. 143 or from Rl
737. It also can be reached from
309 north on Rt. 143. Kempton is
approximately 30 miles west of
Allentown and 35 miles from
Reading.
Information concerning the Fair
is available by calling The Kemp
ton Community Center (610)
756-6030 and during the Fair.
(610) 756-6444.
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sites, parking lots or anywhere
water flows across a surface into a
stream.
The recommend solutions, in
cluding programs like Operation
Green Stripe, emphasize volun
tary initiatives, education and eco
nomic incentives.
Through Operation Green
Stripe, participating FFA chapters
in several states recruit farmers to
establish grassy buffer strips along
streams on their farms. Participat
ing seed companies donate free
grass seed to the fanners, and
Monsanto provides the FFA chap
ters with $lOO for each stripe
planted, up to five per chapter.
The money is used to fund chapter
educational activities. This year,
about 37S FFA chapters in sensi
tive watersheds have been chosen
to participate.
(717) 299-2571