Despite some rainy weather, the 4th Annual Fireman's Bluegrass Festival at Chloe
was a huge success, according to one of the organizers, Deb Metheney. "It had a
family atmosphere with absolutely no problems," she said.|
"The festival is growing each year because of the generosity of many businesses and
individuals who donated their time and money, even down to the groceries used in the
kitchen," said Metheney.
The new electrical hook-ups helped overnight campers enjoy the festival.
The crowd enjoyed the foot-stomping music provided by such groups as Bill Triplett
and the Big Otter Bluegrass, Denny Dobbins and Friends, Ray Cadle and the Green
Mountain Boys, Carm Tanner and the Spirits of Bluegrass, Black Cat Mountain
Bluegrass Boys, Black Diamond and Paul Cottrell and High Mountain Bluegrass.
Chelsa Jones of Mt. Zion was crowned Queen of Bluegrass, along with Dustin
Simmons of Grantsville selected as King of the festival. In the three to eight division
for King, Shane Cadle of Nebo was crowned King, with runner-up Justin Siers of Chloe.
Delegate Bill Stemple and State Fire Marshal Sterling Lewis, Jr. crowned the winning
contestants. Lewis congratulated the kids for raising $1000 for the Upper West Fork
The giant fireworks display on Saturday night received "rave reviews." Metheney said
she is grateful to the fireworks crew for their efforts in providing the colorful
Even Calhoun County Deputy Sheriff Carl Ballengee donated lots of time on the
dunking machine. Early risers on Friday and Saturday enjoyed a sausage, gravy and
biscuit breakfast, along with the special Pig Roast event prepared by Assistant Chief
Randy Perkins and his crew.
Metheney said she wanted to thank Giar's Grocery for the donation of a raffle
"We truly thank those who helped and those who attended, and hope to see you again
next year," concluded Metheney.