Results from the weekend festival in Weekend include the car show, quilt show, marching band festival, the parade, and pumpkin decorating events. Click on 'read more' to see the results provided to KTTN's News Department.
There were 104 entrants and three host cars on display at Eastside Park of Trenton yesterday for the Missouri Day Festival car show. States represented were Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, and California.
Judged to be best of show were a 1966 Chevelle entered by Billy Sharp of Plattsmouth, Nebraska and a 1965 G-M-C pickup shown by Casey Cowin of Manteca, California. Awards were presented in nearly 20 classes.
For the quilt show of this past weekend, there were 95 entries for the viewers to judge.
Approximately 300 persons selected award winners. First and second place went to entries from Troy Crawford of Trenton. There was a tie for third involving Flora Lee of Chillicothe, Cyndi Johnson of Trenton, and Della Orndorff of Princeton.
The winner of the raffle quilt was Leslie Hardy of Garden Prairie, Illinois.
Kay Anderson of Trenton placed first in the most original category. Also in that category, Hannah Burse of Mill Grove was second, and Kryssa Rock of Trenton third.
In the "Scariest Pumpkin" contest, Elizabeth Jarrett of Trenton had the top entry, Sierra Bruse of Mill Grove second, and Tyson Persinger of Trenton was third.
Missouri Day Festival contest winners were recognized at the event's Opening Ceremonies. In the yard decorating judging, Doctor Dale Alumbaugh's Affordable Vet Care placed first in the Business Category, with that location at 1906 East Eighth Street. Placing second were Jimmie and Michelle Shaw of the Auto Shawp, at 130 South Highway 65. Coming in third was Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments on East 28th Street.
The top three in the residential category were Jeremy Savage and Misty Matthews at 1709 Carnes, followed by Craig and Tasha Loyd at 715 Normal Street, and Derrick and Keri Gott at 1715 St. Joseph Street, all in Trenton.
The top finishers in the Window and Entryway decorating contest were Lucky Dog Embroidery at 922 Main Street in Trenton, Busy Bee 4-H Club in a Laredo building, and the Grundy County Go-Getters 4-H Club at the Grundy County Courthouse.
First to third place winners also were announced in the children's coloring and drawing contest. First place winners, in order from pre-school through sixth grade, were Braydon Holtzclaw at Pleasant View, Astrid Soriano from Pleasant View, Tyson Stevens of S.M. Rissler, Savannah Triplet of S.M. Rissler, Jordan Marrs of S.M. Rissler, Erika Smith of S.M. Rissler, Konner Cowin of Spickard, and Gilliam Eckert of Laredo.
Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments of Trenton received the "Sprit of Missouri Day" award, recognizing the overall winning entry from Saturday morning's parade. Sunnyview's entry included a float and Sunnyview residents,. The entry earned the grand prize of $200.00.
Lieutenant Colonel Chester Ishmael of Trenton was recognzied as the "Oldest Veteran" in the parade. He is 91 and retired from the U.S. Air Force. The Baugher Family received the "Most Patriotic Award" for a Civil War enactment from eastern Kansas.
Leisure Lake Association had the "Most Organizational Float", Preferred Family Healthcare won its the Business Float category, and Liberty Baptist Church had the best youth entry.
A 1961 Corvette owned by C&G Noseworthy captured the award for "Best Car or Truck - 1961 or Newer". A 1931 Packard, entered by Dr. Phil McClure of Trenton, received the award for "Best Car or Truck - Pre-1960". A 1958 John Deere 520 was deemed the best overall tractor. It was entered by Corey Minnis of Chillicothe. The Jim and Bonita Price Family was recognized as the family with "most participants on one entry", after riding on the Citizen's Bank and Trust float.
Receiving overall honorable mention was Grandpa A's "Toot Toot" train, entered by Lowell Anderson of Dawn. The parade was sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club.