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Many at Moores say Saturday crowd biggest ever

The Mayor of Columbia, KY, the honorable Patrick R. Bell, himself, reports it. Raising the question: What have been the 10 largest events, in terms of attendance, in the History of Adair County? It is weighty issue to put before a brain-weary public already overwhelmed with issues of Doodlebugrism, helping resolve authenticity of the Russell County apparition, and lately,a question of New Testament proportions, "Who is thy neighbor, who is From Off and therefore not subject to or worthy of, all the implications of the Parable of the Good Samaritan?" and the lesser cohort, "How Far Off is From Off?" But that's how life is sometimes. We have to confront it as it happens.

By Ed Waggener

Just when we thought Gail King would be the winner of the crowd estimate, there appears to be two others who are tied for the best estimate of the crowd in Columbia on Saturday night, October 9, 2010 to hear Sammy Capshaw.

  • 1) Officer Bill Bailey, said he is reasonably certain there were 6,500 people at the concert, well above the 2,500 to 3,500 his leader, Chief Jason Cross would say.
  • 2) Mayor Pat Bell, relying on several reports at Moore's Pool Room, said that several people there said they would have to say there were more people in Columbia than there had ever been at a event in Adair County.
The Mayors indefinite estimate may translate to my grandsons' favorite expression for a superlative, "infinity awesome," so it might be hugest, most humongousest number.Which leaves us with a question for the ages? What was the biggest public gathering ever in all of Adair County?
- One at the Fairgrounds? A car giveaway night? A demolition derby?

- The witnesses at the wedding on the courthouse balcony? - Dr. Nell's funeral at Gradyville?

- Or the crowd gathered for the return of World War II hero Earl Conover?

Surely some historian knows, and can send the answer so our phone will quit ringing off the hook with people wanting to know the answer to this question. EW

This story was posted on 2010-10-11 18:08:06
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