Birdseye Picnic

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    Mae Atkins of Birdseye was overwhelmed with emotion when it was announced that she was to be crowned the senior queen of the annual Birdseye picnic at the town park Friday evening. Birdseye Park Board President Janet Partenheimer crowned the 95-year-old winner as she was congratulated by fellow contestants Kathleen Ingle, 84, and Kathleen Berg, 91, all of Birdseye. The winner was decided by penny votes and Ingle admitted to feeding money into Atkins’ container in Birdseye General Store to boost Atkins’ chances of winning. The contest raised $656.87. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Garrett Berg of Ferdinand, 11, fired up a shot as he played basketball at the start of the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Tony Huff of Birdseye grilled hamburgers during the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Adison Andry of Birdseye, 3, left, buried her feet with rocks as she sat in the shade of the slushies table with Alexis Berg of Ferdinand, 3, during the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Braden Schneider of Birdseye, 12, waved for a teammate to pass him the ball when he came open during a pickup game of baseball at the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Eli Andry of Birdseye, 4, played in the gravel on the playground during the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Madalyn Waddle, 2, left, sat on the lap of Katelyn Englert, 12, both of Birdseye, as they played on the merry-go-round during the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Kelly Wiseman of Birdseye right, asked questions of the three senior queen contestants, Mae Atkins, left, Kathleen Ingle and Kathleen Berg, all of Birdseye, before the announcement of the winner during the annual Birdseye picnic at the town park Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    The senior queen crown sat onstage before the announcement of the winner at the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Mae Atkins of Birdseye received a congratulatory hug from Dan Elmore of Celestine after Atkins won the title of senior queen during the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Atkins and Elmore know each other through their church, Wickliffe United Methodist Church. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Dolly Parton impersonator Sharilyn Franzman of Tell City flashed a look to Hubert Morgan of Birdseye, who pretended to play the banjo during Franzman's performance at the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Hubert Morgan of Birdseye pretended to play the banjo during a performance by Dolly Parton impersonator Sharilyn Franzman of Tell City at the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Michealla Moore of Birdseye, 16, middle, questioned two teenage boys dressed in body suits in an attempt to reveal their identities during the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Abigail Schwartz of Bristow, 9, performed a song during the karaoke contest at the annual Birdseye picnic at the town park Friday evening. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Buddy Hart of Dubois warmed up behind the stage by playing the song "Hole Hearted" by Extreme during the annual Birdseye picnic at Birdseye Park on Friday evening. Hart, a Birdseye native, performed later with the band Eighty Sixt. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald