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Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00


 

Something for everyone at annual Palisade Pioneer Days


By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze

 

This year’s Palisade Pioneer Days had something for everyone: games for all ages, a parade, car show, food and even some rain.

Activities kicked off Friday evening with an adult co-ed softball game, plus snow cones and games for kids.

Saturday kicked off bright and early with the Fireman’s Breakfast at the Fire Hall and Photography Contest at JD Studios prior to the parade.

The parade featured 55 entries, the “longest we’ve had in several years,” according to Lisa Kisinger. Kisinger gave credit to the first ever Show and Shine for attracting several entries. Grand marshals for the parade was the United Methodist Women.

David and Debbie Baxter of Kingwood, Texas, who traveled 1,800 miles, were awarded the Traveling Prize as donated by last year’s winner Wilma Phares. Phares, a Palisade native who now lives in Oregon, donated a bowl made of myrtle wood, a wood native to Oregon.

Following the parade, events included a cake walk, kiddie carnival, kids’ games and bounce house. Southwest Public Power gave free bucket truck rides and high voltage safety demos.

The VFW, Ladies Auxiliary and Catholic Altar Society each served lunch while Street Games went on downtown.

Saturday afternoon included Bingo, free swimming, Survivor Games, the Show and Shine and horseshoes.

The evening included a Photo Box, free BBQ, pie and ice cream. The DJ and dancing was cut short due to a rain shower.

Krotter Park remained busy Sunday morning with a Methodist led worship service, followed by a pot luck dinner and the free sundaes at the Auxiliary Hall.