Looking almost like a Norman Rockwell painting, Cole Camp families Braun, Kerksiek and Brockman wait, in front of the German Table restaurant on Main Street, for the 99th annual Cole Camp Fair Parade to begin Saturday morning. The beautiful, mild weather brought many visitors who lined the streets in anticipation of the morning festivities.
“We Love Our Minions!” was the theme for the Lutheran School Association’s parade float. The float, which had Minions spinning on a carousel, received a blue ribbon in the division one category at the Cole Camp Fair this weekend.
A Kiddie Parade for ages 1 to 10 was hosted before the Cole Camp Fair Grand Parade began Saturday morning. Ida Oelrichs, 3, left, and her sister Cora, 9, participated as bumblebees. The girls, of Mora, received a blue first place ribbon and walked with their mother Amanda Oelrichs.
A Scooby Doo-themed float was the Cole Camp High School Senior Class entry at the Fair this year. Several seniors played the part of the popular cartoon characters such as Fred and red-haired Daphne, while their float came equipped with a drivable Mystery Machine and a rotating center featuring the villain Creeper, with Wilma on the opposite side.
Participating in the Kiddie Parade at the Cole Camp Fair Saturday morning, 2-year-old Leigh Goodman seems oblivious to the activity around her. Goodman, of Green Ridge, placed second for her entry, “Happily Ever After.” She is the daughter of Katrina and Donald Goodman.
Marching Band students from Cole Camp Junior High School play for the judges Saturday morning during the Cole Camp Fair Parade hosted on Main Street.
A float created by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church participates in the Cole Camp Fair Parade Saturday. Members of the church worked for several months creating the float that took a blue first place ribbon. After the morning parade, all five float entries were parked at the Auto Parts Store until noon so visitors could get a closer look at the workmanship.
Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat