Washington

My First Time at “Summer’s Last Blast”

By Kelly Hoffmann

For many families, the Washington Town & Country fair is a yearly tradition, but not for mine. This was the first year that I have ever attended this fair, and my experience was amazing!

Maybe it was just the reason that I was at the fair, to cover it for Quick News Now, that my experience was as great as it was. Because of my press pass, I was able to go almost anywhere on the fairgrounds, including getting to be so close to the stage at the Justin Moore concert I had to wear ear plugs. Well, for the first three songs at least!

Jam Out To The Summer's Last Blast With Lynyrd Skynryd Part 2

Washington, Mo. - For those who couldn't make it and all the volunteers working this is for you, because your the reason Lynyrd Skynyrd lit up the Pepsi Main Stage Saturday night, giving nearly 15,000 fans an experience of a life time.

Enjoy the last part of the QuickNewsNow Summer Concert Series.  Crank up your speakers and sing along.

New Haven 4-H Rocks Washington T&C Fair Livestock

By Kaylin Bade. 
Photo courtesy Sherry Byram.

Washington, Mo. - New Haven 4-H members represented the area with pride at the Washington Town and Country Fair last week, receiving several awards.

Brittany Byram received the Senior Sheep Showmanship Award at the Washington Town and Country Fair on Wed., August 7.

The Showmanship Award recognizes 4-H and FFA members who have excelled at showing their animal at the fair as well as their knowledge of animal husbandry and livestock production. 

Byram was also one of 17 students who made up the 2013 Junior Fair Board.

QuickNewsNow Summer Concert Series - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute To Armed Forces

Washington, Mo. - Saturday night an estimated 15,000 plus watched Lynyrd Skynyrd jam out on the Pepsi Main Stage, playing some of their greatest hits from Free Bird to everyone's favorite, "Sweet Home Alabama."

Tonight, we take you up close and personal with fans, leading up to Lynyrd Skynyrd rocking the Pepsi Main Stage and their tribute to the men and women of the armed forces while over 15,000 fans join in singing along to "Simple Man".

We hope you enjoy.

Leslie Resident Grabs Third in UTV Race at WashMo Fair

By Kaylin Bade.

Washington, Mo. – Chris Harrawood, Leslie, told Quick News on Saturday, “I just entered the race for fun, I never thought I would end up in the finals or the Top Three”. 

Harrawood raced against eight other UTVs in the finals, following an afternoon of qualifiers, and ended up taking Third Place in his class. 

REO Speadwagon Live From Washington T&C Fair And The Story Behind Their Return

Photo by Kyle Quick
Washington, Mo. - Friday night REO Speedwagon returned to the Washington Town and Country Fair after trying to ride out the storm that crashed last year's REO concert, there is a neat story behind REO coming back this year, making 2013 one of the best lineups ever seen in Washington.

Once the rain had slowed down enough, REO's lead singer Kevin Patrick Cronin noticed a past main stage manager walking outside and ran over to him and after a 20 minute conversation Cronin asked if the Fair Board would have them back this year.  Generally the process of booking an entertainer takes months, in less than a week the contract was signed.

So, if you couldn't make it to see REO or just want to relive some of the concert, sit back and enjoy, because this is for all you REO fans.

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