Fair parade features creative, comical floats

The Overbrook Fair Parade judges have announced the float winners in Saturday night’s parade. Awards were given in two categories, most humorous or comical and most realistic and true to the theme Life on the Farm.

In the humorous category, Overbrook United Methodist Church won first place with its Hee Haw float filled with characters from the old-time television show. The local Red Hatters took second place in the comical category with their Red Acres float, another take-off from an old television show. Third place in the category was Brookside Retirement Community, which included  the Brookside Beauties, residents and staff walking and riding in the parade, some displaying humorous signs.

In the realistic category, all of the winners were true to the theme of farming. Searchlight Club took first with its float proclaiming, “U.S. Farmers Feed the World” and displaying bountiful harvests. Second place went to the Willing Workers 4-H Club for its float featuring club members and a bucket calf, and pulled by the club’s restored McCormick Farmall tractor. The third place Life on the Farm float was the Overbrook Rotary Club’s, which depicted the future of farming.

First place in each category won $200; second place, $125, and third place $75.

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Overbrook United Methodist Church took first place with its Hee Haw float.

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First place in realistic category – Searchlight Club.

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Overbrook Red Hatters won second place in the humorous category with the Red Acres float, a knock-off of the old Green Acres television show.

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Second place in realistic category: Willing Workers 4-H Club.

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Third place: Overbrook Rotary Club’s float depicts the future of farming.

The Brookside Beauties from Brookside Retirement Community won third place in the parade's humor category.

The Brookside Beauties won third place in the parade’s humor category.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but regardless of his or her looks, the unofficial parade queen was an honored guest on the Brookside Beauties' float.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but regardless of his or her looks, the unofficial parade queen was an honored guest on the Brookside Beauties’ float.

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Residents and staff of Brookside Retirement Community helped make the parade a jovial and fun event.

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