Florence Labor Day celebration dodges thunderstorms
The storm early Monday morning caused a few delays but didn’t stop Labor Day festivities in Florence.
The parade featured seven floats. Winners were: first, Marion-Florence Cub Scouts; second, Florence Historical Society; and third, Harold and Shirley Grinstead family. The award for the best classic car or truck went to Richard and Kathy Dirks, Hillsboro. Winner of the annual button drawing was Sandy Harper.
The annual 1860’s vintage baseball game drew a crowd Sunday evening. The Howe House Griffins defeated the Harvey Boys 9-7. A 20-minute fireworks display followed the game at dusk and finished just before the storm hit.
Winners of the various weekend events were:
Adult male division
- 1st – Kevin Diemer, Wichita, 21:40.
Adult female division
- 1st – Jessica Deforest, Wichita, 23:54.
- Overall winner – Colin Williams, Marion, 22:23.
- 1st female finisher – Corin Parmley, Cedar Point, 25:32.
ONE-MILE FUN RUN
- 1st – Heidi Grimmett.
- 2nd – Cooper Bailey.
- Amy Gayle, Florence.
soap box derby
- 1st – Karlee Fetrow.
- 2nd – Gracie Mackey.
kids’ games results
- Pre-K through kindergarten – 1st: Abby Thalman; 2nd: Jerit Inlow; 3rd: Ava Box.
- First and second grade – 1st: Ava Case; 2nd: Dylan Hedrick; 3rd: Sophia Dye.
- Third and fourth grade – 1st: Cooper Bailey; 2nd: Tristen Dye; 3rd: Jenna Sokoll.
- Fifth and sixth grade – 1st: Will Alleven; 2nd: Karlee Fetrow; 3rd: Amy Gayle.
- Seventh grade and up – 1st: Jeremy Robinson; 2nd: Quinton Hett; 3rd: Garrett Alleven.
Gunny sack race
- Pre-K through Kindergarten – 1st: Abby Thalman; 2nd: Jerit Inlow; 3rd: Zayden Janzen.
- First and second grade – 1st: Dylan Hedrick; 2nd: Ava Case; 3rd: Kolten Robinson.
- Third and fourth grade – 1st: Cooper Bailey; 2nd: Caulin James; 3rd: Jenna Sokoll.
- Fifth and sixth grade – 1st: Will Alleven; 2nd: Amy Gayle; 3rd: Brenna Mallory.
- Seventh grade and up – 1st: Colin Williams; 2nd: Quinton Hett; 3rd: Garrett Alleven.
- Pre-K through Kindergarten – 1st: Rusty Ballinger; 2nd: Abby Thalman; 3rd: Jerit Inlow.
- First and second grade – 1st: Ava Case; 2nd: Kolten Robinson; 3rd: Sophia Dye.
- Third and fourth grade – 1st: Cadence Craig; 2nd: Jasmin Summers; 3rd: Tristen Dye.
- Fifth and sixth grade – 1st: Heidi Grimmett; 2nd: Will Alleven; 3rd: Amy Gayle.
- Seventh grade and up – 1st: Garrett Alleven; 2nd: Collin Williams; 3rd: Emily Hutchinson.
- 1st – Tessa Haines
- 2nd – Aubrey Craig
- 3rd – Karlee Fetrow
horseshoe pitching contest
- 1st – Mike Warner and Bob Hartnagel.
- 2nd – Heath and Charles Tajchman.
- 3rd – Michelle Hartnagel and Kenny Remmers.