Rain puts a damper on Old Settlers Day festivities

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The rain that had been falling all morning June 8 slowed down to a drizzle in time forthe Old Settlers Day parade at noon.  About 50 entries took part, but several others cancelled because of the weather.


Rain continued off and on throughout the day and evening.


The Kingsbury Conservation District, NRCS, won best of theme with their educational parade entry titled, “All Eyes Are On the Secrets In the Soil.” Horizon Health Care, Inc., won most humorous with their “Duck Dynasty” inspired float. GCC Consolidated Ready Mix, Inc. won most beautiful for their pink cement mixer with a painted ribbon to raise awareness for breast cancer. Jim Larson won the best auto award with his 1976 Buick Park Avenue. Larson said the car only has 6,600 miles on it. Jared and Laura Beck won best tractor with their 1948 McCormick Deering W-4. Jared bought the tractor in pieces a few years ago and rebuilt it.


The judges awarded Janet Holland and Julianne Stahl, driving a golf cart, best of show, horse, since the horse entries cancelled because of the weather.


All outdoor musical entertainment scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Ju

ne 8 was cancelled and the firemen’s street dance was postponed to a later date.


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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