SCENES FROM THE 2011 ROCKDALE FAIR
MILANO QUEEN & HER COURT—Arianna Douglas was crowned the 2011 Milano High School Homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies on Friday night. At right, the senior was escorted by her father, Michael Douglas. She is also the daughter of Nadia Willard. Above, members of the homecoming court were (L-R) freshmen princess Halle McManess, senior nominees Desiree Adrian, Brittany Barnett, Douglas, Elizabeth Keller, junior princess Raighley Shaw and sophomore princess Victoria Garcia.
Oh, it’s an arduous job but somebody had to do it as judges in the Fair’s barbecue cookoff await the next round of smoky delights during marathon session at Fair Park clubhouse. Most of tractor pull was cancelled after problems with mechanical sled, but an exhibition pull was put together for the crowd. You want exotic? Garrett Morton is grilling up barbecued alligator!You want exotic? Garrett Morton is grilling up barbecued alligator!Oreo surprise one of many taste treats in baked goods division.
Parade grand marshall Jocelyn Lewis gets help from grandchildren Allison Gerren, Kayden Lewis. Picnic under the oak trees at Fair Park as food booths serve up goodies for 2011 Fair-goers.McDade Watermelon Thump float won Governors Award, highest bestowed in Saturday parade.Charlie Henkes 1948 Farmall was first-place winner in parades antique tractor division.