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Posted by Randy on 2013/8/9 10:48:22 (445 reads) News by the same author

A club progress report on the upcoming Missouri Day Festival Parade was presented today to members of the Trenton Rotary Club.

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Steve Maxey, co-chair of the parade committee reported that over 60 entries have already pre-registered for the October 19th parade with the theme of “Honoring Our Agricultural Heritage.”

The Rotary Club will once again sponsor the parade and a 15 member committee has been meeting monthly to organize what Maxey calls “the biggest and best parade ever for Trenton!”

“We held off until the conclusion of the NCM Fair parade to respect their presence but are now marketing full speed the 29th annual festival parade. We were grateful to the local fair for also choosing an agricultural theme which allowed groups to construct entries with a similar theme; but entries began arriving as early as after the first of the year for the parade” said Maxey .

Cash prizes will once again be offered to the best entries in over 20 categories with Sydenstricker Farm and Lawn providing the $200 cash prize for the “Spirit of Missouri Day” as the best agricultural entry in the parade. $100 cash prizes will be awarded to the best business float, the best organizational float, the best youth entry and the best religious entry. This is the first time for a separate category for the best religious entry.

$50.00 cash prizes will be awarded to the best car or truck pre 1960, best car or truck 1961 or newer, best equestrian entry, best youth and horse/rider, best adult and horse/rider, family with most members riding on one conveyance and numerous cash awards for the various tractor categories.

Maxey reminded the Rotary Club that there is no entry fee to be in the parade and that judging will take place during the parade allowing entries to line up by the 8:00 hour with the parade beginning at 8:30 am. Judges will be representatives of neighboring communities who have chaired parades or festivals in the past and judges will again be on a platform near the Adams Park Apartments.

Numerous dignitaries have already committed to participate with announcements to come later. In announcing that equestrian entries and tractors will be a part of the parade this year, Maxey told members that candy or other objects will not be allowed to be thrown from passing entries in the parade but that walkers may be placed along side the units and throw candy or other prizes. This effort is being encouraged due to safety for small children who run into the street and in front of horses, large tractors or other taller entries.

Maxey said that an anticipated 10,000 to 15,000 people will be in Trenton for the parade which will include outstanding high school marching bands as they perform in the annual marching band festival with judging being handled by the band festival organization. “Once again, this event brings out a wonderful crowd to Trenton and is a both a huge economic boost to the region as well as a community celebration of the festival holiday created by Trenton native Anna Korn.

It was announced that over 50 US and Missouri flags have been sold for by the Rotary Club and that flags will now be placed along 9th Street, Oklahoma Avenue to 17th Street and on 17th to Harris and that flags will be placed on Friday and remain through Sunday on lighted utility poles. Such flags are already placed on Main Street as a part of a program offered locally. Flags are available for $50 each and this allows for a three year sponsorship at the one price of $50.00.

Persons wanting to make entries in the parade or sponsor flags should contact Maxey or co-chair Rick KIinginsmith or any member of the Trenton Rotary Club.

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