'Little World's Fair' Hemlock, July 23-27

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With only a few days to go to opening of the Hemlock Little World's Fair next Tuesday 23, fair officials and exhibitors are busy with last minute arrangements. Each day's program and special announcement by exhibitors appear in a special page in this issue.

Opening day activity includes grange exhibit judging, the official fair opening at 8 p.m. with fair, state, county and local officials participating and music provided by the Tally Ho Music Camp. The Joie Chitwood Auto Thrill Show will be presented at 8:30.

Premium judging and Youth Day with a children's matinee are on the bill for Wednesday morning and afternoon. Children will be admitted free on this day; there will be reduced prices on all rides and free cotton candy from Kandy the clown. A boys and girls bicycle will be awarded to the lucky ticket holders. Highlight of the evening will be the coronation of the Hemlock Little World's Fair Queen, with John Wood of WHAM as master of ceremonies.

The queen contestants are the Junior Prom queens and alternates from Honeoye Central and Livonia Central School. From Honeoye Central are Diane Preston, prom queen, Karen Jerome and Ruth Mann; from Livonia, Linda DuBois, queen, Bettirae Fischer, Margery Welch, Judy Miller and Glenda Robertson.

Judges for the contest will be John Wood, Bertha Lederer of the art department of the State University College at Geneseo; M. S. Fields, owner of Fantasia House, Canandaigua; Margaret Biggs of the Harper Method Beauty School. A coronation supper will be held in the dining hall prior to judging to which the public is invited. Following the supper there will be a parade to the grandstand, each queen candidate riding in her own convertible with a military escort from the Geneseo Armory. Each girl will be interviewed at the mike by John Woods. The queen will receive two savings bonds of $25, one from the Livonia Chamber of Commerce and one from the Honeoye Chamber. A music and marching pageant will follow the coronation. The queen and two alternates will preside Friday, the 26th, at the annual fireman's parade, at which around 25 area fire companies and bands will compete for top prizes.

On Thursday, Grange Day, judging of cattle, sheep and swine will begin at 10 a.m. The fair society will entertain welfare children of the county in the morning with free rides and refreshments through courtesy of the "Big H" shows. The Junior Horse Show in morning and afternoon is open to junior horsemen in Ontario and Livingston Counties and will offer many events for the group. Evening events include the horse pull and the Suzie Arden stage show. The featured girl singer on ABC-TV's "Jubilee USA," Suzie sings, dances and plays the guitar.

Always a hit attraction is the fireman's parade on Friday night. Grandstand attractions will be six-year-old Peggy Lou with a program of acrobat contortion: Tom Powell, pick-pocket comedian; Billy Outten, who dives aflame into a tank of water.

A bigger-than-ever display of antique cars, with 100 expected to compete for $200 in trophies will open at noon Saturday. Awards will be presented at the grandstand following a parade of the antique autos. The will be horse flat races for the kids and a military drill presented by the Livonia Saddle Club. Buddy Wagner's Auto Escapades will begin a 20-event program at 8:30 p.m. to close the fair.