The weather may have been cool, but it failed to keep away the thousands of individuals who came to Trenton over the weekend for the 29th annual Missouri Day Festival.
A parade, Marching festival, tractor show, quilt show and car show highlighted activities held on Saturday and Sunday. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Carman commended the community in its efforts in pulling off what she described as a “great Missouri Day Festival.”
“We had great crowds, vendors were happy and the community was absolutely wonderful in coming together to make this a success,” Ms. Carman said. “I think this shows how much a community can accomplish when it pulls together like Trenton did for this festival.”
Ms. Carman said there were 178 vendors at this year’s festival and many have already signed up to return for 2014, which will be the 30th annual event.
There were over 200 entries in Saturday morning’s Missouri Day Parade, sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club. The Trenton FFA won the “Spirit of Missouri Day” award as the overall grand prize winner and best entry exemplifying the Missouri Day theme, “Honoring Our Agricultural Heritage.”
Other parade award winners include:
Best Organizational Float – Grundy County Farm Bureau.
Best Business Float – Preferred Family.
Best Overall Youth Entry – Grundy R-5 FFA.
Best Religious Entry – Salem Baptist Church.
Best Car or Truck, Pre-1960 – Quentin Brown, 1946 Chevy truck.
Best Car or Truck, Post-1960 – Jeff Eads, 2007 Corvette.
Family with Most Participants Riding in One Conveyance – Raymond Hoyt family.
Best Equestrian Entry – Alumbaugh Farms.
Oldest Farmer in Parade – Max Oyler, 95.
Best Youth Horse and Rider, Allie Prescott, Miss Rodeo Sweetheart.
Best Adult Horse and Rider – Allen Meinecke.
Best Equestrian Organization – Dale and Pat Lankford (Union Pacific).
A tractor show was held throughout the day on Saturday, hosted by Orschlen’s Farm and Home. Winners were:
Best Of Show – Larry Holder of Chillicothe.
Oldest Tractor in Show – 1. Mike Eckert of Jamesport, 2. Mary Olsen of Winston.
Best Restored Tractor – 1. Bryce Walker of Chillicothe, 2. Gary Olsen of Winston, 3. Carter Humphreys of Princeton, 4. Max Williams of Jamesport.
Best Original Tractor – Neil Peery of Trenton.
Best Piece of Farm Machinery (oldest or restored) – Mike Williams of Humphreys.
Tractor Traveling the Greatest Distance – Ron VanWinkle of Woodburn, IA.
Over 120 quilts were exhibited and/or judged during the Scrappy Quilters quilt show at the old JCPenney building.
Winners in the judged competition were 1. Cyndi Johnson, Stars Around the Garden; 2. Karen Bailey, Women of Influence; 3. Sue McIntosh, Kaleidoscope of Komfort; 4. Stacey Leininger-Clodfelter, Prairie Rose; and 4. Mary Jo Foster, Lone Star Quilt.
Best Wallhanging – Stacey Leininger-Clodfelter, Snowman Collector.
The viewers choice awards went to:
Non-Judged Entries – 1. Joyce Evans, Basket of Flowers; 2. Karen Bailey, American Stars; 3. Karen Bailey, Black and White and Red All Over.
Viewers Choice/Best of Show for judged – Flora Lee Pierce, Rose’s and Lattice.
Youth Entry – Evie Dowell, Shadows.
Christine Chaney was the winner of the quilt given away by the guild as a fundraiser.
A total of 109 cars and trucks and 12 motorcycles were entered in Sunday’s car show at Eastside Park. Larry McCollum organized the event.
Special awards were presented to Bill Pemberton of Independence, Hurst Oldsmobile, Barnes-Baker Best GM Trophy and cash award; Al Enfield of North Bend, NE, 1949 Mercury, Barnes-Baker Best Ford Trophy and cash award; Sam Caselman of Trenton, 1969 Torino GT, Promoter’s Pick; Mickey Ralls of Trenton, Rat Rod, Hard Luck Trophy; and Gary Alexander of Jamesport, 1965 Chevy Nova, Best of show.
Category winners included:
Original Car or Truck, 1949-61 – 1. Nick Gass of Trenton, 1959 Chevy Impala; 2. Ralph and Diana Strait of Des Moines, IA, 1955 Chevy.
Original Truck, 1962-72 – 1. Norman Youngman of Jamesport, 1964 Chevy; 2. Norris Warden of Lawson, 1964 Ford F100.
Original Car or Convertible, 1962-72 – 1. Stan Lazenby of Carrollton, 1965 Plymouth Satellite; 2.Michael Moore of Urbandale, IA, 1966 Pontiac.
Original Car or Convertible or Truck, 1972-2014 – 1. Dave Jennings of Trenton, 2013 Corvette; 2. Gary Minnick of Chillicothe, 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Bandit.
Street Rod Car or Truck, 1949 or Older – 1. Beverly McClain of Kirksville, 1937 Ford; 2. Dave Estes of Cameron, 1940 Ford Deluxe.
All Custom – 1. Al Infield of North Bend, NE, 1949 Mercury; 2. Harry Kately of Trenton, 1959 Chevy Impala.
Special Interest – 1. Steve Gondringer of Trenton, International Rat Rod; 2. Ben and Faith Pierson of Hamilton, 1960 Cushman Truckster.
Street Machine Car or Truck (modified from stock), 1971-2014 – 1. Aric Helmandollar of Trenton, 1954 Ford F250 Pickup; 2. Dennis Browning of Trenton, 1955 Chevy Pickup.
Street Machine Car or Truck (modified from stock), 1960-70 – 1. Bill Stage of LaPlata, 1960 Chevy El Camino; 2. John Lee of Milan, 1967 Chevelle.
Street Machine Car or Truck (modified from stock), 1971-2014 – 1. Bill Pemberton of Independence, 1972 Hurst Oldsmobile; 2. Elred Beneke of Sedalia, 2008 Mustang GT.
Unfinished – 1. Ron Scott of Harris, 1933 Dodge; 2. Larry Osborn of Des Moines, IA, 1962 Willy’s Pick-Up.
All Sports Cars and Convertibles – 1. Cody Burchett of Trenton, 2002 Mustang GT; 2. Barb Carlson of Des Moines, IA, 1988 Cadillac.
Camaro and Firebird Stock, 1967-1980 – 1. Dave Lewis of Union Star, 1967 Firebird Sprint; 2. Vince Neal of Trenton, 1967 Firebird.
Mustang Stock, 1964-1980 – 1. John and Diane Yaw Sr. of Des Monies, IA, 1965 Mustang; 2. Mike Homedale of Princeton, 1964 1/2 Mustang.
Best Vintage Motorcycle, 1975 or older – 1. Gerald Herman of Bates City, 1973 Harley Davidson x90.
Best American Motorcycle – 1. Phil Daniels of Trenton, 2013 Custom Motorcycle; 2. Scott Newkirk of Trenton, 2005 Harley Davidson.
American or Foreign Three-Wheeled Motorcycle – 1. Bill Lawson of Des Moines, IA, 2011 VW Trike.
The North Central Missouri College women’s basketball team held a 5K/10K run and walk on Sunday. There were 33 registered participants. The winners included:
5K – 1. Pam Bowden, 25:07; 2. Ayron Osborn, 25:18; 3. Zane Robinson, 26.35.
10K – 1. Roberto Garcia, 39:07; 2. Trent Crawford, 41:49; 3. Josh Jarrett, 42:44.
The Missouri Day Atlatl Tournament was held Friday through Sunday at the NCM Fairground grandstand area. Winners included:
Adult Paleo – Roger Granneman, Iowa.
Youth ISAC - Blake Williams of Trenton.
Women’s ISAC – Mary Granneman of Iowa.
Man’s ISAC – John Woods of Columbia.
Adult Rookie ISAC – Jake Erlinger of Kansas City.
Youth Rookie ISAC – Derek Stimpson of Trenton.
Monkey Challenge – Scott Sharp of Trenton.
Macon High School captured the sweepstakes award at the Missouri Day Marching Band Festival, which featured competitions involving 56 high school bands from Missouri and Iowa.
Taking second was Savannah while Oak Grove was third.
Class winners in the various categories included:
Class 1 – Linn County, 2. Polo, 3. Leeton, 4. Braymer.
Class 2 – 1. Maysville, 2. Gallatin, 3. Putnam County.
Class 3 – 1. Maryville, 2. Lawson, 3. Macon.
Class 4 – 1. Smithville, 2. Oak Grove, 3. Kirksville, 4. Excelsior Springs.
Class 5 – 1. North Kansas City, 2. Liberty North, 3. St. Joseph Central.
Indoor Drum Line
Class 1 – 1. Polo, 2. Moravia, IA, 3. North Harrison.
Class 2 – 1. South Harrison A, 2. Gallatin, 3. Fayette.
Class 3 – 1. Macon, 2. Maryville, 3. Hallsville.
Class 4 – 1. Grandview, 2. Oak Grove, 3. Smithville, 4. Savannah.
Class 5 – 1. St. Joseph Central, 2. Park Hill, 3. Staley of North Kansas City.
Drum Major/Field Auxiliary
Class 1 – Glasgow (both).
Class 2 – Fayette (drum major), South Harrison (field auxiliary).
Class 3 – North Platte (drum major), Maryville (field auxiliary).
Class 4 – Grandview (drum major), Oak Grove (field auxiliary).
Class 5 – Oak Park (drum major), Staley of North Kansas City (field auxiliary).
Class 1 – 1. Princeton, 2. Leeton, 3. Glasgow, 4. Norborne, 5. Linn County.
Class 2 – 1. Gallatin, 2. Fayette, 3. Putnam County.
Class 3 – 1. Macon, 2. Maryville, 3. Lafayette County of Higginsville.
Class 4 – 1. Savannah, 2. Oak Grove, 3. Chillicothe.
Class 1 – 1. Glasgow, 2. DeKalb, 3. Stanberry.
Class 2 – 1. Fayette, 2. Lone Jack, 3. South Harrison.
Class 3 – 1. Macon, 2. Maryville, 3. Carrollton, 4. Hallsville.
Class 4 – 1. Grandview, 2. Savannah, 3. Oak Grove, 4. Pleasant Hill.
Class 5 – 1. Park Hill, 2. Oak Park, 3. Staley of North Kansas City, 4. North Kansas City.