7/6/2018 5:59:00 PM Oak Hill Boosters July 4th celebration a success
The Oak Hill Athletic Boosters conducted the annual 4th of July Celebration July 1-4 with one of the highlights being the crowning of the Queen on Tuesday evening, July 3. Pictured is Boosters President Tammy McCain (right) crowning the newly named queen, Kyla Simmonds, a sophomore at Oak Hill High School (OHHS) and the daughter of Tammy and Mike Simmonds. She and five other OHHS girls competed for the crown with the competition based on the sale of raffle tickets. Most of the proceeds will go to support the OHHS athletic program, but Simmonds earned a $250 scholarship and all six of the contestants got to keep 10 percent of their ticket sales. For more coverage, see page B4 of today’s edition. (Telegram Photo By Red Thompson, Jr.)
In the face of hot and rainy weather, the Oak Athletic Boosters 4th of July Celebration, held Sunday through Wednesday, July 1-4 was a success.
On Tuesday evening, Kyla Simmonds was crowned as the 2018 Athletic Boosters Queen, A 15-year-old sophomore at Oak Hill High School, she is the daughter of Tammy and Mike Simmonds. She will receive a $250 scholarship for selling the most raffle tickets for Boosters Celebration. The other queen candidates were: Whitney Davis, Macy Mullett, Andrea Lewis, Myra Dixon, and Catherine McCain.
A parade was also conducted Tuesday evening which featured antique vehicles, ball teams, floats and athletic teams. Following the parade, The Red Brush Band provided live entertainment.
On Wednesday evening, Bart and the Chasers were unable to perform due to technical difficulties, but Brian Lambert fill the void with his music and DJ services. As always, the night was capped off with a grand fireworks display.
A new event this year was a competitive golf-cart parade. Other scheduled events during the four-day celebration included a car show, a pretty baby contest, and numerous youth athletic competitions and games.
There were also several contests held and winners included: Hit Contest: T-ball, Jax Martin; 8-U girls - Mycah Martin; 8-U boys - Quinton Chambers; 10-U boys - Micheal Williams. Throw Contest: T-ball, Jax Martin; 8-U girls - Mycah Martin; 8-U boys - Quinton Chambers; 10-U boys - Micheal Williams; 10-U girls - Amarybee McCain; 12-U - Aaden McCain; Run Contest: T-ball, Jax Martin; 8-U girls - Mycah Martin; 8 -U boys - Quinton Chambers; 10-U boys - Isaiah Martin; 10-U girls - Amarybee McCain; 12-U - Aaden McCain; Basketball 3-3 (boys, girls combined): A.J. Harrison, Braylen Howell, Cyan Ervin and Kaden Johnson.
In the adult competition, the winning Cornhole Tournament winners were: the father/daughter duo of Bruce and Bailey Ward. The Golf Cart winners were: 1st place, Kay and Mike McCain; 2nd place, Brian Cox and Dexter the Dog; and 3rd place, a tie between Donna Fultz and Joe and Cheryl Elcess.
Also, most everyone enjoyed the tasty fish sandwiches and snow cones that were two of the staples on the menu. Boosters President Tammy McCain thanked everyone for coming out and supporting the athletes and donating their time during the event. The money will be needed as athletic events resume at Oak Hill High School soon and the fall season is fast approaching.