Sutton named Miss Exeter

Danielle Sutton loves everything about Exeter. She loves the small town feel and all the murals. She loves what Miss Exeter stands for, for Exeter. And now the senior from Exeter Union High School gets to maintain that honor and integrity as she was crowned Miss Exeter on Monday, Oct. 8.

“I am so thankful this community thought that I could represent Exeter well,” said newly crowned Miss Exeter Danielle Sutton. “Being Miss Exeter, I am looking forward to meeting new people and being a role model to the youth of this community.”

Sutton will receive a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Miss Exeter personal development program. Sutton’s Court – (from left to right) Shelby Woods, Kiersti Smith, Rachel Roldan, Bridgett Rodrigues, Chelsea Larson, Jacqueline Hutcheson, Kayla Hernandez, Kara Bryant – will receive gift packets with items donated by local merchants.Candidates were judged on community and school service, academics, poise, personality and the sale of raffle tickets. For more information, call the Exeter Chamber of Commerce at 592-2919. Miss Exeter Danielle Sutton would like to thank everyone for their continued support and she hopes to make this community of Exeter proud this year.

Fall Festival Activities

Wednesday, Oct. 10 – The 20th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. at Mixter Park, located at the corner of Pine and E streets. Children ages 12 and under are eligible to participate in the contest. Age divisions will be 5 and under, 6-7 year old, 8-9 year old and 10-12 year old. Judging will be in two categories: Spookiest and Most Original. Children must provide their own pumpkin. The City of Exeter Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the pumpkin carving contest. Miss Exeter candidates serve as judges. Please bring a plastic bag and newspaper to help with the clean up. The Pumpkin Carving Contest is sponsored by the Exeter Parks and Recreation Department. For more information call 592-5262.

Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Immediately following the Pumpkin Carving Contest, games and activities geared toward children ages 4-15 are set up throughout the downtown area by businesses. Unlimited game passes are $3 per child. Included in the games are ring toss, face painting, apple bobbing etc. Every child who plays wins a small prize. For more information, call the Exeter Chamber at 592-2919.

Thursday, Oct. 11 – Bank of the Sierra will hold its traditional October mixer from 5-6:30 p.m. at its Exeter branch, located at 1103 W. Visalia Road. The mixer is held to introduce Miss Exeterand her Court to the community. There is feast of food for all to enjoy. For more information, call Bank of the Sierra at 592-4134.

Friday, Oct. 12 – Your last chance to vote for your favorite scarecrow in Exeter’s first contest of its kind is Friday. All scarecrows must contain at least one example that represents a locally grown product, past or present. Scarecrow judging will be by popular vote of visitors and locals of Exeter. Winners will be announced at the Exeter Fall Festival on Oct. 13 at Exeter City Park. Grand prize is a ¼ page ad in the Experience Exeter Magazine, a perpetual trophy and a first place ribbon. For more information call 592-2919 or visit

Friday, Oct. 12 – The 20th Annual Lip Sync contest will be held at 6 p.m. at the gazebo in Exeter City Park. Prizes will be awarded to children in the following categories: Male Soloist, Female Soloist and Group. Age divisions for competition will be as follows: K thru 3rd, 4th thru 6th, 7th thru 8th and High School. All songs must be no longer than three minutes in length. Only three of the same song will be allowed so get your registration in early. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 9. We will not take registrations on the day of the event. The Lip Sync Contest is sponsored by the Exeter Parks and Recreation Department. For more information call 592-5262.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – Registration for the 10k and 2 mile Prediction Run/Walk begins at 6 a.m. followed by the beginning of the race at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Exeter City Park. Cost is $20 entry fee. For more information, call Exeter Community Services at 592-5262.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – The Fall Festival Horseshoe Tournament will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Exeter City Park. The tournament is a round robin style and the first 32 paid entrants will participate. The cost is $25 and includes a tournament T-shirt. Registrations are available at the Community Services office. For more information, call Exeter Community Services at 592-5262.

Saturday, Oct. 13 –  The Pancake Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. at Exeter City Park. This year’s Pancake Breakfast will be served by the Exeter Kiwanis Club. There will also be a full day of festivities from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at City Park. The day begins at 7 a.m. with the 10K run and pancake breakfast. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., live entertainment, featuring the ultimate party band “Run4Cover” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the gazebo, arts and crafts, games, animal adoption, food and fun.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – The 6th annual Car and Bike Show will feature Custom Vehicles, Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Bikes throughout the day on E Street between Chestnut and Pine streets in downtown Exeter. Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show and includes a free T-shirt. The event will be held rain or shine. There will be a 50/50 Drawing, raffle and music. For information, call the Exeter Chamber 592-2919.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – Exeter Union High School’s Class of 1962 will be honored at the Old Timers Luncheon at a special table for its 50-year reunion. The annual luncheon for EUHS alumni will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct.13 at the Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. The cost is $12. The definition of an Old Timer is you must have been born in Exeter at least 50 years ago or have lived in Exeter for more than 50 years. Also honored will be the Oldest Exeter Old Timer Man and Woman and Oldest EUHS Graduate. The Memorial Building holds 300 and reservations fill fast, so get them in quickly to: Wilma Hirni at 592-3434 or 802 Sequoia Ct., Exeter, CA 93221.

Saturday, Oct. 13 –  The 99th annual Fall Festival Parade will begin at 10 a.m. down Pine Street in downtown Exeter. The theme of this year’s parade is “99 Years of Home, Harvest & Heritage.” Trophies will be awarded to first place winners and ribbons to second place winners in the following categories: Community Float, Home Town Float, Club/Organization Float, Decorated Car/Truck, Antique/Classic Car or Truck, Baton Groups, Individual Baton (9th-12th grade), Individual Baton (6th-8th grade), Mounted Riding Group, Horse Drawn Vehicle, Individual Rider, Marching Unit, High School Bands, Junior High/Middle School Bands, Elementary Bands and Other. Awards will be presented at 12:30 p.m. at the gazebo in Exeter City Park. Entry forms and event details for the parade, car show and vendor opportunities are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, 101 W. Pine St., Exeter, 592-2919 or on our website or e-mail: If you are a member of the EUHS class of 1962 and have not been contacted by the reunion committee please contact Betsy Hansen Peterson at 592-5274 or 26789 Rd. 188, Exeter, CA 93221.

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