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City honors lifelong residents during Fall Festival

LEADWOOD– The City of Leadwood honored lifetime residents Saturday afternoon during their annual fall festival by crowning them Mr. and Mrs. Leadwood.

Harold and Billie Jean Penberthy were crowned Saturday afternoon. They have been married 60 years and have four children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. They are lifelong residents of Leadwood.  

The prince and princess crown Saturday afternoon went to Gavin Lawson and Madison Peery. The runner up was Lindel Brooks. The total amount raised between the three contestants was $485.11. The money raised will go to the Leadwood Betterment fund.

Larry Hackworth is one of the organizers of the event and said they have had a great turnout.

“We have had a great crowd since the parade ended. It’s been good all weekend,” said Hackworth.

He said the numbers of participants in the parade were down this year from last. He said they will work on trying to improve those numbers for next year.

They had about 30 vendors this year at the event and said the numbers are about average for what they normally have. He said they normally go around to other events and hand out flyers but this year other events had low numbers of vendors because of the heat and it affected their numbers some.

They had music by Buddy D. and the Cruisers, Roy Whaley and Ambush, Broken and Route 67 with a special appearance by Norvill Dollar and Sunday the Missing Peace took the stage.

This was their sixth annual Leadwood Fall Festival.

Maridee Lawson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 756-8927 or  .



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