>Annual Pilgrimage to gravesite of Annie Oakley

>On Thursday evening, July 22, in her first official duty as the 2010 Miss Annie Oakley, Ruby Jo Walls, aided by the 2009 Miss Annie Oakley, Leah Metzcar, and 2010 Little Miss Annie Oakley, Lauren Wright, honored the legacy of Annie Oakley by placing a memorial wreath at her gravesite in Brock Cemetery. This annual ceremony during the Annie Oakley Festival honors our most famous Darke County daughter, Phoebe Ann Moses. Other attendees at the wreath laying ceremony included Annie historian and interpreter, Loretta Jones, 2010 1st runner-up, Terah Colby, 2nd runner-up, Molly Magoto, great-grandnieces of Annie, Joan Dowler and Bonnie Perry, and Garst Museum director, Penny Perry.

Left to Right: Leah Metzcar, Lauren Wright, Ruby Jo Walls
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