Pictures - 2009 and older
Fairmont Picasa Web albums
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 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
This little boy received a puppy from Santa Claus during the
annual Santa Visits the Kids program on Christmas Eve.
Travis Hunt serenades the seniors at their Christmas party.
Mayor Charles Kemp takes the oath of office for his second term
with wife, Laura by his side.
Superior Court Judge Robert Floyd swears in Commissioners
Perry Ashley, Wayland Lennon and Charles Townsend.
Victoria Huggins sings "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
following the tree lighting ceremony during Holiday on Main.
The Grand Opening of Cielito Mexican-American Restaurant.
Tony Rogers and Jan Tedder-Rogers are introduced as the new
Farmers Festival co-chairmen.
Rev. Gary Deese was the guest speaker at Fairmont's Veterans Day celebration.
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.
The 2009-2010 Festival Queens are introduced at the October board meeting.
The Fairmont Chamber of Commerce kicked off the festival with a
golf tournament on Friday afternoon.
A player tees off.
Mr. Harry Foley prepares boston butts for the dinner following the tournament.
Mark Roberts and Breeze provide entertainment after a long day of golf.
The 2009-2010 Farmers Festival Queens make their first official appearance.
Mayor Kemp with Miss NC Outstanding Teen Katherine Puryear
and Miss NC Katherine Southard
Famers Festival Chairman Jenny Larson (far left) and Pageant Director
Angie Lovin (far right) pose with the queens.
Mr. Wayne Britt sings the National Anthem.
Grand Marshals Alma and E.R. Gause
The Festival Queens
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.
Meghan Larson gets her face painted by Louise Grier.
The car show.
The Pizazz Band entertains at the dance held at the SE NC Agricultural Center.
Mayor Kemp with Royal Ambassador Brianna Hunt, Miss Kensey Bartley
and Ambassador Brittany Deese at the dance.
The Raid on Ashpole battle was held on Saturday and Sunday.
Fight at the museum.
Fighting down Main Street.
The Confederates retreat down Main Street.
The Union soldiers in battle position.
Chief Harold "Iron Bear" Collins pulls a semi through downtown as part of the
Robeson County Unity Pulll for Tourism.
The seniors enjoyed a cookout at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton.
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.
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.
Rosenwald Elementary and Robeson County Teacher of the Year Denise Bloomer.
The new playground equipment in Fairmont Community Park.
The Goldrush Band performs at the Fairmont Fantastic Fourth.
Mark Roberts and Breeze perform at the first annual Chamber Beach Bash at the Fairmont Golf Club.
Job hunters fill out applications at the ESC job fair held in
the Heritage Center on June 18 .
These flags add some patriotic pride to Main Street.
Mayor Kemp cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant on June 2, 2009.
Mayor Kemp welcomes everyone to the dedication of Memory Lane and the Wall of Honor on Monday, May 25, 2009.
The Memorial Day celebration was held on Monday, 25, 2009.
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.
Mayor Kemp introduced members of the Armed Forces during the May board meeting as part of Armed Forces Appreciation Day.
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.
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 UNC Pembroke Katy Locklear sings the National Anthem at the opening day of Little League Baseball on Saturday, April 25.
And they are off! The kids run to find the golden eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11, 2009.
Miss Fairmont Farmers Festival Ava Lyne Lewis
introduces herself to the board on March 17.
Tina Stepp, the new director of the Robeson County Public Library,
introduces herself to the board on Feb. 17, 2009.
Dr. Baker poses with his mother, Minnie Baker and his aunt Novella Worley.
Mayor Kemp presents a Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Paul Keith Baker on Feb. 17.
State Senator David Weinstein makes remarks during the Pride in Fairmont Ceremony held on February 13, 2009 at the Heritage Center.
Miss NC First Runner-up Jamee Hunt sings several songs
during the Pride in Fairmont ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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."
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
The Festival Queens pose with Dr. Electrode (Mayor Kemp) on Halloween.
The festival queens introduce themselves to the Board of Commissioners at the
town board meeting on October 21.
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.
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.
Mayor Kemp reveals the new town flag with flag designers
April Rich Spivey and Tina Rhodes Seals.
April Spivey and Tina Seals raise the new town flag on September 16.
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.
The senior citizens enjoy playing bingo for the first time in the Heritage Center on September 6.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
Mayor Charles Kemp cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration of
Food Lion, which recently had a major remodeling. (June 25, 2008)
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, 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.
Rev. Gary Deese presents Mayor Charles Kemp with a autographed picture of the Golden Knights in recognition of his service to veterans.
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.
Bridget Bass gets assistance from the Farmers Festival Queens during
Senior Bingo on May 3 in the Fire Hall.
Main Street gets a face lift with new street lights courtesy of Progress Energy.
Kids and adults enjoy the first installment of "Friday Flicks" at Heritage Park,
sponsored by the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.
U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre tours Daystar Solutions with owners
Danny and Saundra Nobles. (April 18, 2008)
Fairmont Police Explorer Post 1033 recite their creed while modeling their new
uniforms. Their Post Advisor is Officer Anthony Day. (April 15, 2008)
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)
Miss Fairmont Farmers Festival Allison Mitchell poses with members of
the Fairmont Main Street Committee on April 1, 2008.
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.
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.
Mayor Kemp recognized the award winning Fairmont Middle School Cheerleaders
at the board meeting on March 18.
Mayor Kemp recognized the Fairmont Middle School Championship Boys
Basketball Team at the board meeting on March 18.
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.
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 is sworn in as Commissioner with
her husband Andrew by her side.
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.
The Fairmont Public Works Department tests out the town's
brand new sewer flusher truck.
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 all decked out for Christmas thanks to the wonderful
ladies of the Fairmont Woman's Club.
Mayor Charles Kemp presents the new Fairmont announcement sign
located in front of the library. (photo courtesy of the Robeson Journal).
Park in the Springtime.
The Bradford Pear
Trees in bloom on Main Street.
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