White County Fair Week in Searcy Arkansas. They used to give away cars

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 Celebrate!   White County Fair week! Go to this address and read a good article about the fair.   https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/sep/10/white-county-fair-celebrate-80-year-anniversary/  It gives a good history of the fair.

For a few years they gave away cars!!

 Rodger Duncan, standing beside the car that Duncan's car lot was giving away way back in 1964, has a Sept 12 birthday! The fair parade this year was Sept 9 down the main streets of Searcy Arkansas to begin the White County Fair.  Bands, floats, horses, queens, politicians, and a-lot-more strutted along the streets as cheering throngs waved to them from the sidelines.  Lots of candy was thrown!! 

 A friend once brought the above picture to my husband saying he'd found it in an old fair tabloid from 1964!!  Look at what they were giving away!  Looks like two cars and a boat to me!

That's my husband in the foreground even though I didn't know him at the time.  Second guy was a popular car dealer named Audley Bolton.  Somewhere back through the years the big give-aways ended and the fair is not the same without them.

Hubby has passed on and Sept 12 is his birthday.  I think this picture is worth posting to celebrate his birthday.  Wasn't he handsome in 1964!


Comments (3)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a wonderful post! Yes, your husband was very handsome and you must miss him very much

Sep 11, 2023 05:45 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thank you, Lise.  He was a good husband..

Sep 11, 2023 07:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love looking at your vintage photos, Barbara.  The 1960s seem like yesterday, in so many ways.  Life in spite of rapid change back then, seemed simpler.

Sep 11, 2023 06:59 PM
Barbara S. Duncan

It is interesting to see how it "used to be."

Sep 12, 2023 05:55 AM