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2020 Osage County Fair Parade wrap up

By Jeanette Swarts
Osage City Chamber of Commerce

The annual Osage County Fair Parade, sponsored by the Osage City Chamber of Commerce, was Friday, July 11, 2020. The theme for the parade this year was All American Country Livin’.

The parade consisted of a variety of entries including the Boy Scouts of Osage City starting the parade as flag bearers, followed by emergency vehicles, including the city and county law enforcement, highway patrol, fire department.

Parade Marshal Gary Lowman and Mr. and Mrs. Osage City Joe and Thelma Humerickhouse were chauffeured along the parade route, with a variety of floats, golf carts and ATVs, car club, politicians, Shriners, antique tractors, horses and more following.

The kids’ decorated bicycle event was back for the second year. It was open to children up to the age of 12, who decorated their bikes, wagons, power wheels or scooters. Prizes were given to the decorated entries. The Chamber would like to thank Becky, Craig and Cameron Siljenberg for organizing the bicycle parade and also the First National Bank of Kansas, Sonic, Subway, Harmon Dental, Osage City Parks and Recreation, and Pizza Hut for their donations.

The Chamber also had a coloring contest with the selected entries getting to ride on the fire truck in the parade. The entries submitted were well done and the selection was difficult. Nine entries were selected and the winners were Max Hallgren, Jack Ferrer, Madyson Allen, Taylor Lickteig, Devyn Theel, Jordyn Lickteig, Kaylee Theel, Joanna Miller, and Laurel Lowery. All of the submitted entries are on display in the downtown old Duckwall’s store windows (Sixth and Market). The Osage City Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank the Osage City Public Library for distributing and collecting the pictures for the contest.

The float entry awards went to first place, $125, Conklin Plumbing; second place, $100, Community Covenant Church-Hangout; third place, $75, Friends of Pomona State Park; fourth place, $50, First National Bank of Kansas, The golf cart and atv entry awards went to first place, $30, Boyd and Gladys Woodyard; second place, $20, Salt Creek Fitness; third place, $10, April Peet.

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to thank those that participated in the 2020 Osage County Fair Parade.


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