This year included a Lion Prowl 5K run and a one-mile Cub Run that took place the morning of the fair. The 5K had 17 participants and the run attracted 14. Winners were based on points given by place finished, number of canned food brought in for the 12 Basket Food Ministry and their "lion" design. Winners were given $50 Walmart gift cards. All participants received a T-shirt and dog tog.
The inaugural East 60 Car Show and Cruise-In was held in conjunction with the fair with 18 entries. Cars were judged accordingly and trophies were awarded. All participants received a dash plaque and T-shirt.
Entertainment throughout the evening was provided by members of local churches. The main entertainment for the night was provided by Christian comedian and songwriter Aaron Wilburn, of Tennessee. The night ended with a spectacular fireworks display that could be seen from miles away.
All the money raised from this event has gone to the school's well project. A new well is needed due to lead and selenium found in the current well water, which is not suitable for drinking. Currently, the school is using donated bottles of water.
Duane Garren helped in promoting and emceeing the event. Hornor's Frame & Collision sponsored the car show. Other sponsors included Monett Greenhouse and Garden Center, Wolf Pack Port-A-Pottys and The Fun Zone.
Berean Christian Academy, located on Highway 60 one mile east of Lowe's, is an accredited school open to kindergarten through 12th grade students. Donations to the school can be sent to Berean Christian Academy, P.O. Box 506, Monett, MO 65708.
For more information, call 236-9088.