Parade kicks off festival day
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
More than 50 floats, bands, trucks, cars, bicycles, motorcycles, clowns and horses paraded up Missouri 87 Saturday morning.
The annual tradition of the Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival drew young and old to line the sidewalks in anticipation of flying candy, a glimpse of family and friends and seeing the year's unique entries.
The Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year served as Grand Marshals. Citizen Robert Rothstein road in a silver truck and Rackers Manufacturing representatives Charlies and Carol Rackers were aboard a Jeep.
The city's restored, 1954 fire truck, featured on the 2013 festival logo, also had a plae of honor at the front of the parade.
The California High School Pinto Pride Marching Band took first place in their category.
Other category winners were a float of kids with firemen hats and a burning building, an antique Oliver tractor pulling a wagon, and an antique army truck displaying a cutout of the flagraising at Iwo Jima.
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