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Pictures - 2009 and older

Fairmont Picasa Web albums

Historical Pictures of Fairmont

2009 Year in Review slideshow

Chamber event pictures

Fairmont's Fantastic Fourth 2009

Fairmont Farmers Festival 2009 (Facebook)

Fairmont Farmers Festival 2009

Fairmont Farmers Festival Queens 2009-2010

Fairmont Farmers Festival Queens 2008-2009

Fairmont Farmers Festival Queens 2007-2008

Halloween 2009 (Facebook)

Heritage Center

Heritage Center Dedication - August 29, 2008

Heritage Center Construction pictures

Holiday on Main 2009 (Facebook)

Holiday on Main 2008

Memory Lane murals

MLK Day 2007

National Night Out 2008

Pride in Fairmont ceremony 2008

Senior Sweetheart Dance - February 14, 2009

Seniors Fashion & Talent Show - May 16, 2009

Snow Day - January 20, 2009

Visit From Santa 2008

Theater Demolition


Santa Visits the Kids

This little boy received a puppy from Santa Claus during the
annual Santa Visits the Kids program on Christmas Eve.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Travis Hunt serenades the seniors at their Christmas party.

Charles and Laura Kemp

Mayor Charles Kemp takes the oath of office for his second term
with wife, Laura by his side.

Board swearing in

Superior Court Judge Robert Floyd swears in Commissioners
Perry Ashley, Wayland Lennon and Charles Townsend.

Victoria Huggins

Victoria Huggins sings "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
following the tree lighting ceremony during Holiday on Main.

Cielito Mexican-American Restaurant

The Grand Opening of Cielito Mexican-American Restaurant.

Jan and Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers and Jan Tedder-Rogers are introduced as the new
Farmers Festival co-chairmen.

Rev. Gary Deese

Rev. Gary Deese was the guest speaker at Fairmont's Veterans Day celebration.

Dr. Electrode

Dr. Electrode (Mayor Kemp) and Town Clerk Jenny Larson on Halloween.
Dr. Electrode gave out candy to kids on the front porch of Town Hall.

Festival QueensFestival Queens

The 2009-2010 Festival Queens are introduced at the October board meeting.

Chamber golf tournament

The Fairmont Chamber of Commerce kicked off the festival with a
golf tournament on Friday afternoon.

Chamber golf tournament

A player tees off.

Mr.  Harry Foley

Mr. Harry Foley prepares boston butts for the dinner following the tournament.

Mark Roberts and Breeze

Mark Roberts and Breeze provide entertainment after a long day of golf.

Festival Queens

The 2009-2010 Farmers Festival Queens make their first official appearance.

Mayor Kemp with Miss NC & Miss NC Outstanding Teen

Mayor Kemp with Miss NC Outstanding Teen Katherine Puryear
and Miss NC Katherine Southard

Festival Queens

Famers Festival Chairman Jenny Larson (far left) and Pageant Director
Angie Lovin (far right) pose with the queens.

Wayne Britt

Mr. Wayne Britt sings the National Anthem.

Grand Marshals Alma & E.R. Gause

Grand Marshals Alma and E.R. Gause

Queen float

The Festival Queens

Rosenwald Float

Rosenwald Elementary School


Can't have a Farmers Festival without a tractor.


Nancy Parker riding one of the horses at the end of the parade.

Face Painting

Meghan Larson gets her face painted by Louise Grier.

Car Show

The car show.

The Pizazz Band

The Pizazz Band entertains at the dance held at the SE NC Agricultural Center.

Festival Dance

Mayor Kemp with Royal Ambassador Brianna Hunt, Miss Kensey Bartley
and Ambassador Brittany Deese at the dance.

Raid on Ashpole

The Raid on Ashpole battle was held on Saturday and Sunday.

Raid on Ashpole

Intense battle

Raid on Ashpole

Fight at the museum.

Raid on Ashpole

Fighting down Main Street.

Raid on Ashpole

The Confederates retreat down Main Street.

Raid on Ashpole

The Union soldiers in battle position.

Chief Iron Bear Collins

Chief Harold "Iron Bear" Collins pulls a semi through downtown as part of the
Robeson County Unity Pulll for Tourism.

Senior cookout

The seniors enjoyed a cookout at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton.

Chief Hassell and Major Parker.

Public Safety Director Robert Hassell receives a plaque from Major Danny Parker at his farewell ceremony. Chief Hassell is now the Police Chief in Hope Mills.

Past and Current Festival Queens

Current and Past Festival Queens at the presentation of former queen portraits to the museum. This project was the idea of Tiny Miss FFF Haley Ivey.

Denise Bloomer Teacher of the Year

Rosenwald Elementary and Robeson County Teacher of the Year Denise Bloomer.

New Playground Equipment

The new playground equipment in Fairmont Community Park.

Goldrush Band

The Goldrush Band performs at the Fairmont Fantastic Fourth.

Mark Roberts and Breeze

Mark Roberts and Breeze perform at the first annual Chamber Beach Bash at the Fairmont Golf Club.

Job Fair

Job hunters fill out applications at the ESC job fair held in
the Heritage Center on June 18 .

Main Street flags

These flags add some patriotic pride to Main Street.

Cielito Lindo grand opening

Mayor Kemp cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant on June 2, 2009.

Memory Lane dedication

Mayor Kemp welcomes everyone to the dedication of Memory Lane and the Wall of Honor on Monday, May 25, 2009.

Memorial Day Celebration

The Memorial Day celebration was held on Monday, 25, 2009.

Senior Citizen Fashion Show

Mayor Kemp looks on as one of the senior citizens strikes a pose during the Senior Citizen Fashion and Talent Show on May 16, 2009.

Armed Forces Appreciation

Mayor Kemp introduced members of the Armed Forces during the May board meeting as part of Armed Forces Appreciation Day.

Sybil Argintar

Ms. Sybil Argintar was introduced at the May 2009 board meeting. She was hired by the Main Street committee to draft the National Historic Register application for downtown.

Womanless pageant

The Farmers Festival Queens pose with Travis Head (aka Truffles) winner of the 2009 Fairmont Relay for Life Womanless pageant, held on April 25, 2009.

Miss UNCP Katy Locklear

Miss UNC Pembroke Katy Locklear sings the National Anthem at the opening day of Little League Baseball on Saturday, April 25.

Easter Egg Hunt 2009

And they are off! The kids run to find the golden eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11, 2009.

Ava Lyne Lewis

Miss Fairmont Farmers Festival Ava Lyne Lewis
introduces herself to the board on March 17.

Tina Stepp

Tina Stepp, the new director of the Robeson County Public Library,
introduces herself to the board on Feb. 17, 2009.

Minnie Baker, Dr. Keith Baker and Novella Worley

Dr. Baker poses with his mother, Minnie Baker and his aunt Novella Worley.

Dr. Keith Baker and Mayor Kemp

Mayor Kemp presents a Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Paul Keith Baker on Feb. 17.

Senator David Weinstein and Mayor Charles Kemp

State Senator David Weinstein makes remarks during the Pride in Fairmont Ceremony held on February 13, 2009 at the Heritage Center.

Jamee Hunt

Miss NC First Runner-up Jamee Hunt sings several songs
during the Pride in Fairmont ceremony.

South Robeson Rescue new truck

Members of the South Robeson Rescue Unit pose with U.S. Congressman
Mike McIntyre following the dedication of their new heavy rescue truck on Feb. 10.

Miss UNCP Katy Locklear

Tiny Miss FFF Haley Ivey congratulates the newly crowned Miss UNCP Katy Locklear.
Katy is a former Teen Miss Fairmont Farmers Festival. She will compete in the
Miss North Carolina Pageant in June. Haley was picked by Katy to be a
Miss UNCP Carolina Princess.

Chassity Bethea, Morgan Atkinson, & Ethan Hunt

Mayor Kemp recognized three students who have displayed human rights and brotherhood qualities at their schools. They are Chassity Bethea of Fairmont High School, Morgan Atkinson of Fairmont Middle School, and Ethan Hunt of Rosenwald Elementary School.

Firemen who assisted with

Mayor Kemp recognized the following firefighters for their involvement with the
“Santa Visits the Kids” program: (L-R) Rita Davis-Jacobs, Vernell Freeman,
Leon Jacobs, Chief Robert Hassell, Stephen Williams, James Thompson,
and Corretta Brockington (not pictured).

Snow Day 2009

Fairmont Memorial Park looks lovely with the falling snow during
a rare snow day on January 20, 2009. For more pictures of the snow click here.


The Jonesville Baptist Church choir performs during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at the Heritage Center on January 19.

Santa Visits the Kids 2008

Santa Clause came to visit both the young and old during this year's "Santa Visits the Kids Program." For more pictures click on "2008 Visit from Santa."

Michael Bass, Wendy's High School Heisman finalist

Mayor Kemp presents Fairmont High School Senior Michael Bass a certificate of recognition for being names a finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. They are pictured with Michael's parents, Richard and Mary Ellen Bass. For more on the Wendy's High School Heisman Award, click here.

Mickey Williamson, Wayland Lennon & Mayor Kemp

Mayor Kemp presents the first A-1 Steakhouse Cook-off award to Wayland Lennon and Mickey Williamson for their participation in the Kansas City BBQ festival held at the Farmers Market in Lumberton. (November 18, 2008)

Veteran's Day 2008

Mayor Kemp poses with Fairmont Middle School Principal James Hunt, Vietnam Veteran Henry Caulder, LTC Karen Ossorio, SFC Renee Nolin, SSG Mariela Richardson, SGT Oshelle Foy, and SSG Rachel Thomas after the Veteran's Day Program on November 8.
Veteran's Day Picasa Web Album

Veteran's Day 2008

Mayor Charles Kemp poses with Vietnam Veteran Henry Caulder, the Farmers Festival Queens and LTC Karen Ossorio following the Veteran's Day program at the Heritage Center on Saturday, November 8.

World Record Truck Pull

John Brookfield and Pastor John Burney broke a Guiness World Record for pulling a transfer truck one mile in 58 minutes and 36 seconds on Saturday, November 1.

Queens and Dr. Electrode

The Festival Queens pose with Dr. Electrode (Mayor Kemp) on Halloween.

Festival Queens

The festival queens introduce themselves to the Board of Commissioners at the
town board meeting on October 21.

2008-2009 Farmers Festival Queens

2008-2009 Fairmont Farmers Festival Queens
Front Row (left to right):  Royal Ambassador Victoria Flowers, Little Miss Madison Strickland, Mini Ambassador Rachel Sealey and Wee Miss Alina McCollum.  Back Row (left to right):  Miss Ava Lyne Lewis, Teen Miss Brianna Hunt, Tiny Miss Haley Ivey, Junior Miss Brittany Deese, and Ambassador Shaina Hunt.

Lucinda's Jewelry & Gifts grand opening

Kiley and Haley Oxendine cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their mother's store
Lucinda's Jewelry & Gifts on Friday, October 3, 2008.

Town Flag

Mayor Kemp reveals the new town flag with flag designers
April Rich Spivey and Tina Rhodes Seals.

Town Flag raising

April Spivey and Tina Seals raise the new town flag on September 16.

Lonnie Nealy, Jean Townsend, Laverne Hunt, & Johnny Britt

Mayor Kemp recognized Public Works employees Lonnie Nealy, Jean Townsend, Laverne Hunt, and Johnny Britt for over 20 years of service to the Town of Fairmont.

Senior Citizen Bingo

The senior citizens enjoy playing bingo for the first time in the Heritage Center on September 6.

Tropical Storm Hanna damage

Members of the Fairmont City Fire Department work to remove a tree that fell on a car and home during Tropical Storm Hanna - September 6, 2008.

Heritage Center opening

Golden LEAF Foundation Senior Vice President Mark Sorrells, Mayor Charles Kemp, Fairmont Middle School Prinicipal James Hunt, Senator David Weinstein and Contractor Ronnie Nye pose for a group picture at the Heritage Center dedication on August 29.

Recreation Check presentation

Commissioner Jay Capps, Mr. Gaines Grantham, and Dr. Hal Herring present a $25,000 check to the Fairmont Recreation Department from the South Robeson Medical Development Corporation on August 19, 2008.

Joseph Mitchell book donation

Jack Mitchell Jr., left, Lib Haywood, Joey Mitchell and Fairmont Mayor Charles admire the Joseph Mitchell books donated to the Border Belt Museum.
(Robesonian photo by Brian Faini)

Fairmont fireworks

Fairmont's Fantastic Fourth was held on Sunday, June 29 with a huge crowd enjoying the fireworks. For more pictures click here, for a short video of the fireworks click here.

Food Lion grand re-opening

Mayor Charles Kemp cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration of
Food Lion, which recently had a major remodeling. (June 25, 2008)

National Night Out raffle

Nelda Freeman of Badcock Furniture poses with Community Watch members Minnie Baker, Peggy Spencer and Minnie McCormick. Badcock Furniture has donated a stainless steel microwave for the National Night Out raffle. Raffle tickets are $1.00 and can be purchased from the Fairmont Water Department, Community Watch officers and members. This year's National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 5 at the Fairmont Community Park. (Photo by R. J. Walker)

Mr. Frank Evans

Mr. Frank Evans, U.S. Army Special Forces, Retired, gave a remembrance speech during
Fairmont's Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 26. There were around 75 people in attendance. The event featured a flag ceremony conducted by members of the Army reserve, taps performed by Medina Deemeter of Orrum Middle School, the National Anthem sung by Fairmont Farmers Festival Miss Allison Mitchell and a poem read by Cmdr. Jarrett Stephens of the Fairmont High School JROTC.

Mayor Charles Kemp and Rev. Gary Deese

Rev. Gary Deese presents Mayor Charles Kemp with a autographed picture of the Golden Knights in recognition of his service to veterans.

Rural Fire President Charlie Hunt, Chief Terry Gibson and Congressman Mike McIntyre

Fairmont Rural Fire President Charlie Hunt and Rural Fire Chief Terry Gibson give
U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre a tour of their new fire station on May 16, 2008.

Senior Bingo

Bridget Bass gets assistance from the Farmers Festival Queens during
Senior Bingo on May 3 in the Fire Hall.

New street lights

Main Street gets a face lift with new street lights courtesy of Progress Energy.

Friday Flicks

Kids and adults enjoy the first installment of "Friday Flicks" at Heritage Park,
sponsored by the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce.

National Day of Prayer

Brian Harrington of First Baptist Church, South Main Street says a prayer during the National Day of Prayer observance held on May 1 in Fairmont Memorial Park.

Blake Proctor, Mike McIntyre, Charles Kemp

Town Manager Blake Proctor, U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre and Mayor Charles Kemp. Congressman McIntyre announced that Daystar Solutions had received a $300,000 loan from U.S.D.A Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Grant.

Mike McIntyre at Daystar Solutions

U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre tours Daystar Solutions with owners
Danny and Saundra Nobles. (April 18, 2008)

Fairmont Explorer Post 1033

Fairmont Police Explorer Post 1033 recite their creed while modeling their new
uniforms. Their Post Advisor is Officer Anthony Day. (April 15, 2008)

Will Carter, People to People Ambassador

Mayo Kemp presents a Certificate of Recognition to Will Carter, who will represent
Fairmont this summer in Europe as a People to People ambassador. (April 15, 2008)

Main Street Committee

Miss Fairmont Farmers Festival Allison Mitchell poses with members of
the Fairmont Main Street Committee on April 1, 2008.

Click It or Ticket trailer

The Fairmont Department of Public Safety displayed its new Click It Or Ticket trailer
at the board meeting on March 18. The trailer will be used during license checkpoints and was purchased through a 100% grant from the NC Governor's Highway Safety Program. Rogers Screenprinting of Fairmont decaled the trailer using pictures of Fairmont's officers and vehicles.

Speed Trailer

The Fairmont Department of Public Safety displayed its new speed warning trailer at the
board meeting on March 18. The trailer was purchased through a grant with the
NC Governor's Highway Safety Program.

Fairmont Middle School Cheerleaders

Mayor Kemp recognized the award winning Fairmont Middle School Cheerleaders
at the board meeting on March 18.

FMS Boys Basketball Team

Mayor Kemp recognized the Fairmont Middle School Championship Boys
Basketball Team at the board meeting on March 18.

Main Street Award

Town Clerk Jenny Larson receives a North Carolina Main Street Center Certificate of Special Recognition in Promotion for the Downtown Fairmont Webpage from Secretary of Commerce Jim Fain at the Main Street Conference in Rocky Mount on January 31, 2008.

Commissioner J.J. McCree, Commissioner Wade Sealey and Patricia Sealey

Commissioners J.J. McCree and Wade Sealey are sworn in on
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 by Superior Court Judge Frank Floyd.
Commissioner Sealey's wife Patricia held the bible.

Commissioner Carol Leak-McKenzie and husband Andrew

Commissioner Carol Leak-McKenzie is sworn in as Commissioner with
her husband Andrew by her side.

Clerk of the Year Jenny Larson

Town Clerk Jenny Larson poses with her 2007 Annie Kohnen Award
(Region N Clerk of the Year) at the Lumber River Council of Governments
Annual Dinner held on October 18.

Sewer Flusher Truck

The Fairmont Public Works Department tests out the town's
brand new sewer flusher truck.

Engine 3

Fairmont's brand new fire truck, Engine 3, a 2007 Kenworth T300 built by
Pierce Manufacturing, Contender series. This truck was purchased with
a Homeland Security Grant and is the first of its type in North Carolina.

Town Hall Christmas

Town Hall all decked out for Christmas thanks to the wonderful
ladies of the Fairmont Woman's Club.

Mayor Kemp and sign

Mayor Charles Kemp presents the new Fairmont announcement sign
located in front of the library. (photo courtesy of the Robeson Journal).

Fairmont Memorial Park

Fairmont Memorial Park

Fairmont Memorial Park in the Springtime.

Fairmont Community Park

Fairmont Community Park

Main Street

The Bradford Pear Trees in bloom on Main Street.

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