Fall Festival filled with family fun and fab food

Fall Festival committee member  Karol Zachmann declared last Saturday’s Fall Festival a fun-filled day for herself, and she was pretty sure lots of other folks enjoyed the day as well.

The Rootinʼ – Tootinʼ Chili Saloon was chosen as the ”Peoples Choice Award” for the 2012 Fall Festival Chili Contest. The chefs were (l-r) Johanna Thielen, Karla Russell, Terry Bondy and Karol Zachmann from the Fallon Medical Complex PR Committee.

Posted September 28, 2012

Fall Festival committee member Karol Zachmann declared last Saturday’s Fall Festival a fun-filled day for herself, and she was pretty sure lots of other folks enjoyed the day as well. “The kettle corn smelled so good, I had it for breakfast,” Zachmann said.

The sawdust treasure hunt in a water tank was a huge hit that kept the kids busy for hours. Horse drawn wagon rides, and the return of fair-favorite, Pippi the Clown, brought lots of smiles for Fallon County’s youngest residents.

Between the pie contest, the chili cook-off, watermelon eating contest and tire toss, Zachmann never made it out of the blocked off area to enjoy the various fresh produce, homemade goods and direct sale stands that dotted area parking lots and filled the Epicenter Youth and Community Center.

“We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. It was just a perfect day. Thanks to everyone who participated,” Zachmann concluded.

Fall Festival contest winners

Women’s Tire Toss

1st – Courtney Fipps, 12’ 8”

2nd – Andrea Koenigsfeld, 11’ 2”

3rd – Alissa Miller, 9’ 2”

Men’s Tire Toss

1st – Darwin Maxwell, 12’ 10”

2nd – John Shirey, 12’ 2”

3rd – Rick Madler, 11’ 7”

Pie Baking Contest

Best Overall – Rose Straub

Flakiest – Sharon Huether

Presentation – MaryAnn Hecker

Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest

Aiden Rabbitt

Women’s Watermelon Eating

Taylee Tolzien

Men’s Watermelon Eating

Justin Nacey

Chili Cooking Contest

(Sponsored by the Baker CowBelles)

Best Display and Beefiest Tasting – National Oilwell Varco Wilson (Debbie Newell, Rita Hanley, Andrea Koenigsfeld and Rick Madler)

Spiciest Tasting and People’s Choice Award – Fallon Medical Complex PR Committee (Karol Zachmann, Terry Bondy, Karla Russell and Johanna Thielen)