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Large Crowd Attends Missouri Day Festival

Trenton Elks Lodge No. 801 sponsored the car show held in the downtown area on Sunday.

Trenton Elks Lodge No. 801 sponsored the car show held in the downtown area on Sunday.

Despite the forecast of rain, which fortunately never  materialized,  the 32nd annual Missouri Day Festival drew one of its biggest crowds ever. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman estimated around 10,000 persons were in town during some portion of the three-day event, with the majority of those coming to town on Saturday to view the many activities taking place on that day. As a result, Ms. Carman said vendors seemed to be quite busy, with several reporting good sales throughout the festival. She also noted that the addition of the Class 2 girls softball playoff game on Saturday afternoon increased the number of persons in town on that day, which also resulted in additional sales at the festival. She expressed appreciation for the large number of volunteers who assisted with this year’s festival as well as those who participated in the many contests leading up to the festival. She also recognized the vendors who were there throughout the weekend, many of whom have already agreed to come back for next year’s event. Among the activities on Saturday and Sunday were a parade, band festival and car show. Winners in the various events include:  Parade There were 58 entries and 31 bands in the Missouri Day Parade on Saturday, sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club. The North Central Missouri College Teacher Education program received the “Spirit of Missouri Day” award for its float entry and earned the top prize of $200. Receiving $100 were Preferred Family Healthcare, Best Business Entry; ICE Girls, Best Organizational Entry; Liberty Baptist Church, Best Religious Entry; and the Laredo Girl Scouts, Best Youth Entry. Monetary awards of $50 went to the North Missouri Saddle Club, Best Equestrian Entry; the American Legion, Best Vehicle Entry, Pre-1960 (a 1953 Packard); Mickey Lovett, Best Vehicle Entry, Post-1960 (a 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix); and Neil Peery, Best Tractor Entry. Prize money can be picked up at the Trenton Republican-Times newspaper office during business hours. Band Festival Savannah and Park Hill took the top overall honors at the Trenton Band Festival. Park Hill, competing in Class 5, won the Hannaford Field Show Grand Championship while Savannah, entered in Class 4, took  the Festival Staff Parade Grand Champion honors. The top judged bands in competition included: Parade, Class 1 - 1. Leeton, 2. Rock Port, 3. Glasgow; Class 2 - 1. Fayette, 2. Gallatin, 3. Concordia; Class 3 - 1. Macon, 2. Chillicothe, 3. Maryville; Class 4 - Savannah, 2. Oak Grove, 3. Kirksville. Colorguard, Class 1 - 1. North Harrison, 2. Rock Port, 3. North Harrison; Class 2 - 1. Concordia, 2. Putnam County, 3. Maysville; Class 3 - 1. Maryville, 2. Lawson, 3. Brookfield; Class 4 - 1. Smithville, 2. Oak Grove, 3, Grandview; Class 5 - 1. Park Hill, 2. Liberty North, 3. North Kansas City. Indoor Drumline, Class 1 - 1, North Harrison, 2. Stewartsville, 3. Moravia, IA; Class 2 -1. Gallatin, 2. South Harrison, 3. Carrollton; Class 3 - 1. Cameron, 2. Macon, 3. Maryville; Class 4 - 1. Savannah, 2. Oak Grove, 3. Grandview; Class 5 - 1. Central, 2. Liberty North, 3. North Kansas City. Field Show, Class 1 - North Harrison, 2. Glasgow, 3. Rock Port; Class 2 - 1. Fayette, 2. Carrollton, 3. South Harrison; Class 3 - 1. Macon, 2. Maryville, 3. Lawson; Class 4 - 1. Oak Grove, 2. Grandview, 3. Savannah; Class 5 - 1. Park Hill, Liberty North, 3. Raytown. Field Show Captions, Class 1 - North Harrison, best field auxiliary performance, best drum major, outstanding musical performance, best marching/maneuvering performance and best general effect performance. Class 2 - Carrollton, best field auxiliary, best marching/maneuvering performance, best general effect performance; Fayette, best drum major and outstanding music performance. Class 3 - Macon, best field auxiliary, outstanding musical performance, best marching/maneuvering performance, best general effect performance; Lafayette, best drum major. Class 4 - Oak Grove, best field auxiliary, best drum major, outstanding musical performance, best general effect performance; Grandview, best marching/maneuvering performance. Class 5 - Park Hill, best field auxiliary, outstanding musical performance, best general effect performance; Liberty North, best drum major, best marching/maneuvering performance. Car Show Trenton Elks Lodge No. 801 sponsored this year’s car show, which was held in the downtown area and drew 49 entries.  A 1955 Chevy 3100 truck owned by Sean Jackson of Troy won the Best of Show honors. Other awards went to: Cars, 1940s and earlier - 1. Terry Rains of Spickard, 1925 Ford Model T; 2. Don Saffell of Mercer, 1925 Model T. Cars, 2000 to Present - 1. Eldred Beneke of Sedalia, 2009 Ford Mustang; 2. Kevin Klinginsmith of Trenton, 2017 Chevy Corvette. Cars, 1950s Stock - 1. Philip Middleton of Princeton, 1957 Ford Fairlane. Cars, 1950s Modified - 1. Gerald Craig of Carrollton, 1956 Chevy Belair; 2. Edwin Smith of Brookfield, 1956 Chevy Belair. Cars, 1960s Stock - 1. Dave and Donna Schooler of Chillicothe, 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28; 2. Gary and Kathy Hall of Grain Valley, 1966 Plymouth Satellite. Cars, 1960s Modified - 1. David Haase of Polo, 1964 Ford Falcon; 2. Bob and Jeanie Weiser of Des Moines, IA, 1969 Chevy Camaro. Cars (G), 1970-1999 - 1. Dennis Turley of Trenton, 1973 Chevy Camaro; 2. Mike Platt of Kearney, 1971 Chevy Corvette Stingray. Cars (H), 1970 to 1999 - 1. Brad Pankau of Mound City, 1975 Chevy Nova; 2. Rick Walker of Seymour, IA, 1977 Chevy Malibu Classic. Trucks, Up to 1969 - 1. Sean Jackson of Troy, 1955 Chevy 3100; 2. Bill Baker of Trenton, 1965 Ford F-150. Trucks, Up to 1969 Mod - 1. Paul Carr of Macon, 1966 Chevy; 2. David Goosey of Brookfield, 1966 Chevy C-10. Trucks, 1970 to Present - 1. Scotty Callen of St. Joseph, 2003 Extreme. Trucks, 1970 to Present Mod - 1. Matthew Sterling of Hale, 1985 Chevy K-10. Street Rod - 1. Glen Milner of Unionville, 1932 Ford Coupe. Motorcycles and Trikes - 1. Peter Anderson of Gilman City, 2015 Polaris Sling Shot; 2. Gerald Huffstutter of Trenton, 2010 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. Off Road 4x4 - 1. Brian Altenderfer of Trenton, 2008 Jeep Rubicon.

Despite the forecast of rain, which fortunately never materialized, the 32nd annual Missouri Day Festival drew one of its biggest crowds ever.
Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman estimated around 10,000 persons were in town during some portion of the three-day event, with the majority of those coming to town on Saturday

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