The Thompson Community Development Group announced the winners of the 2014 Winnebago County Fair Parade entries. The event was the 62nd annual parade sponsored by the Development group. The parade was a huge success consisting of 138 entries plus a number of horses. A huge crowd greeted the parade entries along the ten block parade route.
Top winner in the float/non-float category was the Triple “S” Studio. It was a group of young tumblers who performed the entire parade route with cartwheels and flips. Second place went to Titonka Savings Bank with their “You’ll Feel Right At Home” float and the third place winners were the North Iowa Cub Scouts in their “Cub Scouts Paddling Their Way Through Adventures” canoe float.
In the “Whacky Wheels” category the top vote getter was the Bethany Lutheran Church with their “Blast Off on Our Mission of God’s Love” rocket float. The Go-carts owned by Jackie Mitthun earned second place and third went to the Lakota Community Club train and passengers.
Each place winner received a financial award as a way to honor their work preparing for and taking part in the parade.
The parade was also an opportunity to spotlight the fair royalty, different communities, and businesses from communities in the region.
Annually the Thompson Community Development Group sponsors the Winnebago County Fair Parade. TCDG would like to thank all the area fire departments, ambulance crews, churches, military veterans and businesses for their participation in the parade. A special thank you is extended to the 4-H clubs, civic groups, horse owners, antique tractor drivers, classic car enthusiasts and others who took part in the annual event.