The Calvert County Fair was the spot to be Saturday.
Families enjoyed visiting the livestock, the funnel cake, all the rides you could possibly imagine, the 4H Auction and many booths in the commercial buildings to see the latest and greatest companies in the area and around the country.
Many companies came from as far as Florida, but the gem of the commercial buildings was the faithful partnership of Charles and Charlotte Wheatley, a husband and wife team that has been setting up at the fair for 15 years now.
“This company was invented in 1969 to keep leaves out of your gutter,” Charles Wheatley said. “It was originally made in North Carolina for pine needles and they found it works for leaves and everything else. It’s now a nationwide organization. Locally, most people don’t realize the risk they take when they go up a ladder. We’ve seen a lot of people with broken arms after. My boys use to clean ours but then got married. I tried to clean ours but got lazier and lazier. When I showed my sister and friends, they got mad at me for now showing them sooner, so my best friend in life here, my wife and I started selling them.”
The owner of Confectionary Soaps Company was inspired by the fact that she saw many hand soap processes needing toxic chemicals. Her soap products are glycerin or goat’s milk base and like frostings I whip it. I have to get everything heated up to about 188 degrees or higher and when I get to the frosting, I have to do it exactly at 124 degrees, anything colder, it’s going to cease up.
“It’s a quick window,” she said. “The whipped toppings are the most challenging for me and ones I’m going to conquer one day in my sleep.”
Diane Herbert’s Dance Studio with its five locations is celebrating 60 years of “dance excellence”.
Herbert said the groups really enjoyed the fair this year.
“It was great that the rain stayed away this year,” Herbert said. “We have open enrollment right now and we start as early as 22 months up to adults, male and female and what’s nice is we offer 2-3 subjects for the same price. We’ll be hosting our 60th recital this June. On October 30th we’ll host a recital for Breast Cancer. Stay tuned for more information on that.
Studio locations are Dunkirk, Prince Frederick, Lusby and North Beach. There is an ad in the fair brochure for registered students. Bring the ad in to enter a free drawing. For more information, visit dianeherbertdancestudio.com.
Mike’s Electronics displayed all of the Washington Redskins gear you could possibly want and the crowd waited in anticipation of former Redskins players to visit the fair.
Robert Lee, owner of D&P Woodworks was a big hit on Facebook prior to the fair as the general public promoted his beautiful works of art. He specializes in custom cornhole boards, indoor and outdoor furniture and much more. He also sold stickers and decals, some supporting those that have our backs on a daily basis.
For more information, visit www.dpwoodworks.us.
Neal and Jason Connor, a father-son team promoted Tomorrow’s Technology of Today with information on RBOX Stream TV.
“You can get every movie, including those still in the theatres; every TV show episode with no commercials and every live sporting event, including pay-per-view fights.” The Connor’s said. For those in the Southern Maryland area, visit rboxstreamtv.com. or call 240-882-7007.
The Emergency Response teams have implemented a new form for the public to make it much quicker when EMS responds to a call. A bright yellow sheet should display your medical history and medications you’re taking along with answered questions from the form.
This speeds up the process when citizens call 911.
Many families walked out past board member, Larry Titus, with smiling faces as a day at the County Fair went successfully again this year.
Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Tammy Showalter / Calvert Beacon Reporter