Seventh Annual Russellville Engine Show & Frog Leg Festival held

Ronnie Gordon with grandson, Ron Bocklage, drove their tractor in the parade on Saturday and won second place.

Ronnie Gordon with grandson, Ron Bocklage, drove their tractor in the parade on Saturday and won second place. Photo by Paula Earls.

The seventh annual Russellville Engine Show and Frog Leg Festival was held in Russellville. Many competitions were held along with good entertainment and tons of visiting. Festival planners were very pleased with the crowds and the gorgeous weather for the weekend.

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Allison Morrow, 9, daughter of Ronnie and Patty Morrow, Russellville, enjoys eating Frog Legs at the Annual Russellville Engine Show and Frog Leg Festival held June 9.

The weekend began Friday evening with the Little Mr. and Miss Russellville Pageant. The 2012 Little Mr. Russellville was Justin Seaver with Little Miss Russellville being Alexandria Gier. The Miss Teen Russellville Pageant followed where Miss Teen Russellville Madison Oliver was crowned.

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The Republican Club took first place in the parade for their float.

Early Saturday morning the Boys Scouts were serving breakfast and the first 5K Run/Walk was held. Taking first place male honors was Zack Bryant with first place female honors going to Sara Koestner.

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Senator Mike Kehoe spoke during the opening ceremony on Saturday.

The parade was one of the largest in Russellville history. Ninety overall entries joined in the parade.

For more of this story check out the June 13 issue of the California Democrat.

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