COLDWATER (WTVB) - It’s Fair Parade time which means the 2014 Branch County Fair is set for a week long spotlight on rural life in the county featuring the work of young people and their efforts that are encouraged by dozens of organizations and hundreds of volunteers who make it all possible.
Today’s parade moves along U.S 12 through downtown Coldwater and is scheduled to march off around 4:30 after the formation takes shape at the fairgrounds beginning at 3:30. We’ll broadcast live from downtown during the parade with Ken Delaney starting at 4 o’clock. Tonight at the fairgrounds, the amphitheater will be filled with the sight and sounds of SJO Motorcross with the event beginning at 7 o’clock.
The first official day of this year’s fair is tomorrow with the opening set for Noon with the schedule including the crowning of the 4-H King and Queen at 7PM at the Dearth Center.
The first week of August also brings out runners for the Annual Branch County Fair 3 Mile Road Race and the 41st edition of the race was last night at Waterworks Park in Coldwater. 24 males and 8 females took to the course with the first to cross the finish line being 19-year old Tanner Wall of Fremont with a time of 16:04. Two other teens were right behind with 16-year old Adam Clemens and 18-year old Matt AcMoody, both from Coldwater, taking second and third place. The top female finisher was 15-year old Riley Welch of Fremont, who ended up in 11th place.