The first festival chairs in 1961 were Locke and Marrianna Thomison, followed by Mason Daley, ’62, Bev Webb, ’63, Emeline Ferguson, ’64, Gail Voges, ’65, and the list of familiar names goes on and on. This year the Fairyland Festival was in the capable and creative hands of Amy Hill and Brandy Dove, and they chaired the iconic event beautifully. Between cotton candy, Clumpies Ice Cream, fabulous inflatables, a slew of games, pony rides and hayrides, and the iconic jail, there was hardly room for one more attraction. But one new highlight was an immediate hit. The Ridgeland High School cheerleaders organized a talent show, complete with a stage and a microphone, of course! Suffice to say there were no wallflowers at this festival, and the stage was packed, especially during the all out dance party that followed!
Wow! What a grand success in a long line of successful festivals!