4-H Fair royalty... Lafayette County 4-H Fair king was Corbin Bell, left, Hazel Dell Club; Serra Crowley, Oak Grove Glory Riders, was the 4-H Fair queen.
Glory Riders 4-H'ers win awards
at Lafayette County Horse Show
The 2014 Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair Horse Show was held at Fairground Park in Higginsville. Local results for top three winners in each category are:
The Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair Horse Show was held July 12. Steven Czeschin, Doug Limback and Tim Butters were the members of the Fair Board on the committee.
Showmanship Saddle type/any size 14 and over: Serra Crowley, second, Oak Grove Glory Riders, Odessa; Faith Fenton, first, Oak Grove Glory Riders, Lone Jack, Champion.
Showmanship Quarter type/any size 11-13: Kennedy Stammann, third, Oak Grove Glory Riders, Grain Valley; Desirae Kirk, first, Oak Grove Glory Riders, Oak Grove, Champion.
Showmanship Quarter type/any size 8-10: Aubrie Reynolds, third, Oak Grove Glory Riders, Bates City; Megan Nieweg, second, Napoleon Cloverleaf, Bates City.
Showmanship Saddle type/any size 8-10: Lilly Butler, second, Fortyville 4-H, Mayview. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Cavaliers arrive... Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps of Rosemont, Ill., practice in Oak Grove for the Tour of Champions competition July 14 at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.
World class drum and bugle corps
selects Oak Grove for rehearsal site
Oak Grove was invaded July 14 by The Cavaliers, an international, world class drum and bugle corps.
The traveling ensemble performed in competition at the Tour of Champions hosted on the campus of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.
Competition featured the top seven drum corps, all of which are deemed by Drum Corps International (DCI) as "world class." Last year was the first time Oak Grove played host to The Cavaliers as each drum and bugle corps must find accommodations to sleep and rehearse prior to performance.
It was the reputation and tradition of The Sound of Panther Pride Marching Band, Oak Grove, that brought The Cavaliers to town, and they were impressed with the school district's facilities and hospitality. It was an easy decision to return to Oak Grove for the 2014 competitive season.
Like all drum corps, The Cavaliers are made up of musicians ages 13 to 22. Auditions take place during the fall and once school is out, each drum corps travels from mid-June until the world championship final, held in Indianapolis in August.
The Cavaliers began as an offshoot of Boy Scout Troop 111 in 1948. Membership at that time was limited to scouts within the troop and soon grew into a traveling ensemble. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.