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Old Settlers theme honors farmers and ranchers

Staff writer

Old Settlers Day patrons should see various floats decorated in the theme of “Saluting the Farmers and Ranchers of Marion County,” among attractions Sept. 26 in an annual parade.

“We are farming and ranching community,” Kiwanis president Al Ash said. “They do a lot of good for the area and the nation.”

Jackie Hett and her family will be grand marshals for this year’s parade.

Ash said anybody who wants to enter the parade can do so. Those interested can contact Casey Case, he said.

Cash prizes will be awarded for different church and school floats.

The traditional sloppy joe lunch will be served after the parade for $8 per meal deal.

Games and races for all ages will take place in the afternoon following the meal.

“Old Settlers Day is a wonderful thing,” Ash said. “To get all the classes back together every five years is a great thing for camaraderie.”

Last modified Sept. 3, 2015

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