— Mark your calendars and join us for a week of Fun, Food and Fellowship with Friends and Family.
The McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair offers:
- Bean Soup served daily at 12 Noon.
- Concessions open at 4:00 PM daily.
- Amusements and Midway by GARBRICK’s.
- FREE Admission and FREE Entertainment
- PAID PARKING for a nominal fee.
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2013 Crock honors local Vietnam Veteran
President of the McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair, Sandra Fisher presented Cloyd Hess III of McClure with a Crock created in his honor. Every year the Fair does a crock in memory or honor of someone that has served our country or has been a part of the McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair. This year we are honoring our friend and faithful volunteer, Cloyd, also known as “pinky” around the fairgrounds.
Cloyd served in 1968-1969 in the Vietnam War as a corporal, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine, 3rd Marine Division.
Cloyd and his wife, Carol donate endless hours of volunteer work to the fair. Cloyd takes care of all the reunions at the fairground, over sees the “soda stand” and is our Fair Treasurer. You will find him helping in every fundraising event we have throughout the year.
Cloyd has three children, Jared, Gwendolyn, and Tobias, 15 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Cloyd and his wife Carol are very active in their church, McClure First Methodist.
Many remember Cloyd as one the best wrestlers to hit the mats of West Snyder High School. He was a wrestling coach from 1986-1995 then again in 1996 until the combining of West Snyder and Middleburg schools. He was on the wrestling team in the Marines winning 1st in many divisions with 30 wins and 1 loss. The only loss was due to an injury.
Cloyd received the Vietnamese cross of Gallantry. His unit has a memorial at Paris Island which includes his name.
I (Sandra Fisher) cannot thank Cloyd enough for his service to our country, his church, his family and our Fair. We (the McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair) say “Thank You” for your endless hours of volunteer work and willingness to help us in any way.
So if you see Cloyd, stop and Thank him for his service to God and our Country. Friends, Family, and the McClure Bean Soup want you and All Veterans to know that you are our Heroes.
Crocks will be available on Tuesday, Sept 10th at the McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair souvenir stand. The McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair opens Sept 8th thru the 15th.
Drawing will be September 14, 2013 at 8:30pm at the Fair Pavilion.
88 1/2″ x 110″ Country Wildlife Quilt. Hand Quilted by Local Amish Families
Tickets $2.00/ticket or 3/$5.00
Quilt will be displayed at all fair fundraiser events and the week of the fair.
Proceeds to benefit McClure Bean Soup Open Show Entries and Pageant Program.
2012-2013 Pennsylvania State FFA President
On her journey to represent the agriculture industry, our past 2010 Fair Queen, Casey Shawver served this past year as Pennsylvania’s State FFA President. She was elected on June 14, 2012 during the State Convention at Penn State University. Casey is the 20 year old daughter of Clayton and Billie Shawver of McClure, and is a 2011 graduate of Midd-WestHigh School.
In her role as a state officer she took a leave of absence from college to represent the nearly 8,000 PA FFA members for an entire year. As part of her duties, she planned leadership conferences, presided over state conventions, and visited chapters with students studying agricultural education in over 150 schools across the commonwealth. She met with numerous business and industry leaders, state representatives, and senators to discuss agriculture education and the industry. She also had the opportunity to work closely with all staff located in the Department of Agriculture, including Secretary Grieg. When discussing her experiences she said “An opportunity like this only comes once in a lifetime. This year was strictly dedicated to service, to give back to the organization that skillfully crafted me into the person I am today. All the speaking skills, professionalism, and leadership I’ve all gained from being in the FFA.” Casey is a former member of the Midd-West FFA Chapter which currently boasts over 120 members, making it one of the top 4 largest chapters in the state of Pennsylvania!
Her future plans include finishing her degree at PennStateUniversity majoring in Plant Sciences with a focus in agronomy or horticulture. She plans to pursue a career in the agricultural industry. Congratulations on a year well spent, Casey!
Congratulations to our 2013 Pageant Winners