The Legacy of Annie
By Naiesha Thobe
Photos by Jessica Transue, Teen Scribe, and Bob Robinson, Editor
The heat may have been clutching Darke County in its grasp, but it
didn’t stop the visitors to the annual Annie Oakley Days festival being
held at the fairgrounds this weekend.
Many people had set up shop, selling a wide variety of items from
decades-old antiques to hand crafted items. There was something for
everyone during this remembrance to Darke County’s famous lady, whether
it was jewelry, farm equipment, lawn ornaments... The list goes on and
On top of the vendors selling items, there was also plenty of food to
entice the people. Ranging from BBQ Chicken dinners, to ice cream and
waffle cones, to kettle corn or Phillipine food. There was no shortage
of ‘fair food’ that people love to enjoy.
Aside from items being bought, there was also entertainment. A
melodrama was going all weekend, free for all to enjoy. There was
musical entertainment periodically throughout the weekend. The Wild
West Art Show also amazed people with their spectacular ability to
wield a whip. And for the younger ones, bouncing castles and the ever
populer ‘worm cart’ were available.
Yes, just as the heat continues to live in Darke County, the legacy of
Annie Oakley still continues to live to this day.