Parade delights fairgoers


Miss Pettis County Kandas Egner 2014 rides in a ‘66 427 Corvette convertible owned by driver Dave Embree. Egner’s reign as Miss Pettis County came to an end later that evening when she crowned Grace Franke as the new Miss Pettis County. The parade began the festivities for the Smithton Town and Country Fair on Thursday evening.


Members of the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club ride on a flat bed wagon in the parade. The group had one of the largest number of participants in the parade. The fair began 48 years ago as a way for the youth of Pettis County to showcase their livestock and farm products. There were 65 entries in this year’s parade.


Emily Fetterman, left, and her grandfather Lloyd Closser make their way to Washington Avenue for the beginning of the parade. Buddy, a miniature paint horse, is owned by Fetterman. “She bought Buddy with her own money,” Closser said. “She does a real good job of taking care of him.” Buddy was one of two equestrian entries in the parade this year.


Grace Franke waves to the crowd prior to the Miss Pettis County Queen Competition. Franke was later named Miss Pettis County 2015 at the contest. A fair tradition has all the contestants for the queen contest ride in the annual parade.


Everett Bohon sits atop an early 1900 delivery wagon while driving his half linger geldings, Fred and Red, prior to the start of the Smithton Town and Country Fair Parade. His grandchildren rode in the parade in the back of the wagon.


Smithton west alderwomen Sharon Oehrke and Kim Ferguson ride in Ferguson’s “Tiger Tracker” during the parade. The two women spent several hours making and decorating the vehicle prior to the parade.


Miss Pettis County Kandas Egner 2014 rides in a ‘66 427 Corvette convertible owned by driver Dave Embree. Egner’s reign as Miss Pettis County came to an end later that evening when she crowned Grace Franke as the new Miss Pettis County. The parade began the festivities for the Smithton Town and Country Fair on Thursday evening.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071115parade11.jpgMiss Pettis County Kandas Egner 2014 rides in a ‘66 427 Corvette convertible owned by driver Dave Embree. Egner’s reign as Miss Pettis County came to an end later that evening when she crowned Grace Franke as the new Miss Pettis County. The parade began the festivities for the Smithton Town and Country Fair on Thursday evening.

Members of the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club ride on a flat bed wagon in the parade. The group had one of the largest number of participants in the parade. The fair began 48 years ago as a way for the youth of Pettis County to showcase their livestock and farm products. There were 65 entries in this year’s parade.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071115parade21.jpgMembers of the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club ride on a flat bed wagon in the parade. The group had one of the largest number of participants in the parade. The fair began 48 years ago as a way for the youth of Pettis County to showcase their livestock and farm products. There were 65 entries in this year’s parade.

Emily Fetterman, left, and her grandfather Lloyd Closser make their way to Washington Avenue for the beginning of the parade. Buddy, a miniature paint horse, is owned by Fetterman. “She bought Buddy with her own money,” Closser said. “She does a real good job of taking care of him.” Buddy was one of two equestrian entries in the parade this year.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071115parade31.jpgEmily Fetterman, left, and her grandfather Lloyd Closser make their way to Washington Avenue for the beginning of the parade. Buddy, a miniature paint horse, is owned by Fetterman. “She bought Buddy with her own money,” Closser said. “She does a real good job of taking care of him.” Buddy was one of two equestrian entries in the parade this year.

Grace Franke waves to the crowd prior to the Miss Pettis County Queen Competition. Franke was later named Miss Pettis County 2015 at the contest. A fair tradition has all the contestants for the queen contest ride in the annual parade.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071115parade41.jpgGrace Franke waves to the crowd prior to the Miss Pettis County Queen Competition. Franke was later named Miss Pettis County 2015 at the contest. A fair tradition has all the contestants for the queen contest ride in the annual parade.

Everett Bohon sits atop an early 1900 delivery wagon while driving his half linger geldings, Fred and Red, prior to the start of the Smithton Town and Country Fair Parade. His grandchildren rode in the parade in the back of the wagon.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071115parade51.jpgEverett Bohon sits atop an early 1900 delivery wagon while driving his half linger geldings, Fred and Red, prior to the start of the Smithton Town and Country Fair Parade. His grandchildren rode in the parade in the back of the wagon.

Smithton west alderwomen Sharon Oehrke and Kim Ferguson ride in Ferguson’s “Tiger Tracker” during the parade. The two women spent several hours making and decorating the vehicle prior to the parade.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071115parade71.jpgSmithton west alderwomen Sharon Oehrke and Kim Ferguson ride in Ferguson’s “Tiger Tracker” during the parade. The two women spent several hours making and decorating the vehicle prior to the parade.

Miss Pettis County Kandas Egner 2014 rides in a ‘66 427 Corvette convertible owned by driver Dave Embree. Egner’s reign as Miss Pettis County came to an end later that evening when she crowned Grace Franke as the new Miss Pettis County. The parade began the festivities for the Smithton Town and Country Fair on Thursday evening.

Members of the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club ride on a flat bed wagon in the parade. The group had one of the largest number of participants in the parade. The fair began 48 years ago as a way for the youth of Pettis County to showcase their livestock and farm products. There were 65 entries in this year’s parade.

Emily Fetterman, left, and her grandfather Lloyd Closser make their way to Washington Avenue for the beginning of the parade. Buddy, a miniature paint horse, is owned by Fetterman. “She bought Buddy with her own money,” Closser said. “She does a real good job of taking care of him.” Buddy was one of two equestrian entries in the parade this year.

Grace Franke waves to the crowd prior to the Miss Pettis County Queen Competition. Franke was later named Miss Pettis County 2015 at the contest. A fair tradition has all the contestants for the queen contest ride in the annual parade.

Everett Bohon sits atop an early 1900 delivery wagon while driving his half linger geldings, Fred and Red, prior to the start of the Smithton Town and Country Fair Parade. His grandchildren rode in the parade in the back of the wagon.

Smithton west alderwomen Sharon Oehrke and Kim Ferguson ride in Ferguson’s “Tiger Tracker” during the parade. The two women spent several hours making and decorating the vehicle prior to the parade.

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