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2015 Essay Winners
1st Isabelle Rammel
St. Mary's Catholic School
2nd Libby Fox
Franklin Monroe Elementary
3rd Selene Weaver
Franklin Monroe Schools
Annie Oakley Festival is free this year
Check out the parade page for an application and more details.
All of the forms for the 2015 festival have been updated and are available from the forms page.
2015 Talent Show Winners
1st Place Jason Yost, Jr.
2nd Amara Erbaugh
3rd Tori Sandlin
1st Michelle Fannin
2nd Kim Fourman
3rd Kyleigh Ryan
The officers for 2015 are:
JoEllen Melling, President
Judie Hathaway, 1st Vice President
Jennifer Peck, 2nd Vice President
Darlene Meyers, Secretary
April Osborne, Treasurer
Join the committee, only $5 per year. Use your voice to honor Darke County's most famous daughter.
Once you join the committee, attend the meeting and share your ideas. We meet once per month, the 2nd Wednesday, at the Nature Center on ST RT 502, at 7 pm.
The Annie Oakley Committee needs your help. We have only 12 members. If you have a few hours available that you could help us, send an email [here] and see how you could help.
In advertisements for the Wild West Show, Annie was called “Little Sure Shot”—the nickname Chief Sitting Bull, her costar, had given her. She would hit the edge of a playing card from 90 feet, and shoot it five or six more times before it hit the ground.
Thank you Darke County
I would like to personally thank all of the many volunteers, sponsors, community members and my fellow committee members for making this years Annie Oakley Festival one of the best in the past several years. A special thank you to all of the vendors and food vendors that set up in the woods. We had a great time with you all and I saw many, many people carrying out items they had purchased with large smiles on their faces.
The 52nd Annie Oakley Festival was truly a family friendly event with something for everyone. Three days of activities that were totally free with FREE admission and FREE parking. Great free entertainment from the Darke County Civic Theater melodrama, the Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase, the Historical Bus Tours, the marksmanship contest, National Fast Draw Competition, Talent Show, Family Fun Games and Story Time with Annie, Buffalo Bill and meeting the 2015 Miss Annie Oakley.
The 4th annual car show, meeting the Ohio Cardinal Semi Pro Football Team, the Ohio National Guard, and one of our new events; Parelli Horsemanship Demos and Cowboy Mounted Shooting. We also had 5 free concerts in the entertainment tent.
The 52nd Annie Oakley Festival is now history but the planning for the 53rd has already begun. Become a part of this exciting, growing festival. Your comments, suggestions, and ideas are always welcome.
The Annie Oakley Festival began in the summer
of 1963 as the brainchild of local individuals who sought to further
the memory and image of their native daughter, “Annie Oakley –
Little Miss Sure Shot.”
The festival committee is a group of volunteer citizens and business
owners who dedicate themselves, along with countless hours of work,
to make this annual festival
For 33 years, the festival was held behind
In 2014 the festival moved to York Woods, home of the Darke County Steam Threshers. The tree lined walkways add to a very relaxed atmosphere and was very well received. In 2015 the committee voted to make the festival a free event. No admission to enter and no parking fee.
The core mission of The Annie Oakley Festival is honoring Darke Counties most famous Daughter.
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