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Del Rio Days: Celebration has good turnout despite weather


Jayson Fox, right, was selected by a panel of judges as the winner of the Best Song
Contest on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Del Rio Days Celebration. Fox and three others
performed "Sweet Del Rio" in the contest. Fox won a brand new Breedlove Passport
guitar, which he is shown practicing on. With Fox is song contest and celebration
organizer Michael Sledjeski, who is also vice president of the Del Rio Community
Published: 8:58 AM, 10/30/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

DEL RIO-The threat of rain on Saturday, cooler temperatures, and rain on Sunday didn't keep hundreds of people from enjoying themselves at the 27th annual Del Rio Days celebration, held Oct. 27 and Oct. 28.

"I think it went well overall, considering the rain," said an organizer, Tammy Haney, on Monday.

A large, appreciative crowd shouted their approval for their favorites in the Del Rio Song Contest competition on Sunday afternoon. Though it rained throughout the day, the crowd kept dry by sitting on square bales of hay under a large tent set up for the Song Contest and other entertainment during the festival.

The weekend event was a fundraiser for the Del Rio Volunteer Fire Department.

Del Rio Days was sponsored by the Del Rio Community Association, with support from the Brushy Mountain Bear Club and the Del Rio Preservation Society. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe attended the Song Contest, but did not play his guitar, as some had hoped he would.

For more details, please see the latest edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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