The crowd buzzed with excitement Saturday morning as the annual Missouri Day parade wound its way through the streets of Trenton, with nearly 60 entries plus 30 high school bands.
The North Central Missouri College teacher education organization won the Spirit of Missouri Day award. Doctor Josie Baugher is the NCMC instructor associated with that organization. The prize for the Spirit of Missouri Day winner was $200 sponsored by Wright Memorial Hospital.
Preferred Family Healthcare in Trenton had the best business entry to receive $100 from MFA Agri-Services.
The In Case of Emergency organization known as ICE Girls had the best organizational entry to win $100 from American Family Insurance.
Liberty Baptist Church in Trenton had the best religious entry to receive $100 from GFG Ag Services.
Laredo Girl Scouts won the best youth recognition to receive $100 from Grundy County Health Department.
North Missouri Saddle Club had the best equestrian entry to win $50 from U.S. Bank.
American Legion Post 31 in Trenton entered a 1953 Packard that won the best vehicle in the pre-1960 class bringing home $50 from Hangar Clinic.
Mickey Lovett of Trenton had a 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix that won best vehicle post-1960. The prize was 50 dollars from ASAP Locksmith.
Neil Peery of Trenton had a 1927 tractor that was the recipient of the best tractor award, winning $50 from the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm.
Winners can obtain their prize money at the Trenton Republican Times office.