1927 - Magnolia Field Day

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1927 - Magnolia Field Day - MAGNOLIA HOLDS SCHOOL FIELD D AY 4,000 Crowd...
MAGNOLIA HOLDS SCHOOL FIELD D AY 4,000 Crowd Way Into Grounds to See Display, Athletic Events. ORGANIZED BY HUDSON By R. L. RENNEISEN. taff Correspondent ot The Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. Magnolia, Ky.. May 14. While eportdom the country over was thronging to Louisville to witness th fifty-third fifty-third fifty-third running of the Kentucky 3rby, Larue Countlans and crowds from adjacent counties streamed Into Magnolia for their own merriment at the fourth annual Magnolia School Field Day today. Sponsored by the Magnplia High School, the event, staged "to develop an intelligent interest among our people," people," resolved itself into one great fair. Automobiles and carriages lined the roadside for half a mile in front of the grounds, while 4,000 persons poured through the gates. Athlstic contests, shows of every leading lreed of purebred dairy and beef cattle, displays of hogs, .sheep and poultry, exhibitions of saddle and draft horses, displays of girls' needle-Work needle-Work needle-Work and a colorful stock of novel games enthused the eager gathering. The management threw most of its contests "open to the world." Prize;? for the various events were gifts of individuals and firms over the neighboring neighboring territory. L. L. Hudson, principal principal of the Magnolia High School and organizer of the Field Day, declared declared the occasion responsible for a wide increase in the raising of purebred purebred livestock in the vicinity. Purebred Purebred sheep herds about Magnolia, Mr. Hudson reported, have multiplied 200 per cent since the. first Field Day four years ago. Five rings wera kept in progress throughout the entire morning and early afternoon. Featuring the list of prize winners was John C. "Walters, Hodgenville, Ky., whose herd of Hereford Hereford cattle was awarded seven blue ribbons out of a possible eight by the Judges. Mary Alta Hudson. 13 years old, daughter of the school principal, won the blue ribbon for horsemanship in the girls' class. Edward Kay Gardner, Gardner, 10, "Was awarded a similar prize in the boys' division. These events attracted practically everyone on tho grounds to the ringside. The field day ejimaxed a week of commencement exercises at the Magnolia Magnolia school. The Parent-Teacher Parent-Teacher Parent-Teacher Association Association was ho? to the judges and field oft'icals at "luncheon, j

Clipped from The Courier-Journal15 May 1927, SunPage 6

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)15 May 1927, SunPage 6
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