2015 County Fair kicks off with Motocross races

Rebekah Schoenfelt, left, sings the National Anthem while Makayla Livingston, right, holds the American Flag prior to the start of the Motocross Races on Tuesday night.

Rebekah Schoenfelt, left, sings the National Anthem while Makayla Livingston, right, holds the American Flag prior to the start of the Motocross Races on Tuesday night.

Pleasant Hill–The 2015 Cass County Fair got underway on Tuesday, as the first event of the five day fair was motocross races. Before the races, however, an opening ceremony flag raising was performed by Post 6041 color guard. County Queen, Makayla Livingston from Harrisonville High School, was part of the flag raising ceremony.

Following the opening ceremony of flag raising, the motocross racers began running practice rounds before the start of the races. The races included several different heats and sizes of bikes, and drew a large crowd at the County Fairgrounds.

The pre-race ceremony included a signing of the National Anthem, performed by Junior Rebekah Schoenfelt from Pleasant Hill High School. Schoenfelt is an active choir member, and has received ratings of 1 at both the district and state competitions. Schoenfelt will continue singing in choir during her senior year.

The County Fair will run until Sunday, and includes a large variety of activities and events. Tonight’s events include a Youth Poultry Show and a Demolition Derby. Entries will also be taken for the Art and Photo Show, 4-H Exhibits and FFA Exhibits, and Home Economics and Horticulture competitions.

The Patrick Woolam Band will be providing live entertainment at the Miller Lite Entertainment Pavilion from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. If you would like a complete schedule of events, the Raymore Journal has copies of the official Cass County Fair Program at our office located at 108 N. Madison St. in Raymore.

Look for more coverage of the County Fair later this weekend.

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