Seniors have fun at Troy Fair

And you thought the crowning of the royalty was over at the Troy Fair.

The Troy Fair Queen may have taken her throne last Sunday, but on Tuesday there were more crowns to be bestowed.

As part of Senior Day, a senior King and Queen were named.

Julia Beach of Troy was the Queen and Fran Liebhaber of Sayre was the King. Both received gift baskets.

“I’m very pleased,” Beach said, adding that she was surprised to win.

Liebhaber said he was surprised, too.

Liebhaber said he is enjoying the fair. He said he liked seeing Ryan Pelton, who brought the music of Elvis Presley alive, as well as “Wambold’s Amazing Animals” in the Lower Meadow.

“I like the whole thing,” he said.

Lynn Ayres, last year’s king, was on hand to congratulate him. This year, Ayres was one of the winners in the “Sexiest Senior Legs Contest” and Louise Ayres was one of the winners in the Senior Beauty Contest.

Nelson Waffle, 72, of Troy, who noted that he plays by ear and once met Chet Atkins and played once with Roy Acuff, provided guitar music for the Senior Day activities, held under a large green and white tent in the Lower Meadow. He received applause after each number.

Bonnie Borek, Troy Fair secretary, said the Senior Day was a success with about 700 senior citizens attending. For those 65 years old and older, there was free admission until 2 p.m.

And there was competition – with a cookie stacking contest.

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