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Hot Saturday doesn't dampen Palisade's home fires PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:49

Organization: Palisade Fire Department with Grand Marshal Tom Monnahan, Cindy Monnahan (waving) and Deanna Schutte in memory of her husband, Bernie Schutte. Driving the truck was fellow Grand Marshal Ray Ridlen and wife Thelma.

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Visitors to Palisade experienced a jam packed weekend highlighted by Saturday’s activities.

The morning opened with breakfast served by the Fire Department.

The morning parade featured 30 entries, including Grand Marshals Ray Ridlen, Tom Monnahan and Betty Simants on a Palisade Fire Department truck.

VFW Ladies Auxillary

The Fire Department won the parade award for the best organization.

Harchelroad’s placed first, followed by Pioneer Federal Credit Union and Frenchman Valley Coop in the business category.

The Wauneta-Palisade baseball C-team won the kids division while Riener Farms won the tractor category with a 1956 420 John Deere.

The Class of 1982 topped the Alumni entrants. The classes of 1962 and 1952 placed second and third, respectively.

First prize in the Auto category went to Richard and Kellie Miner and their 1973 Mustang Mach 1. In second place was Cliff Riener’s 1972 Chevy Caprice and third was a 1962 Studebaker Lark belonging to Merrill Maris.

Following the parade kids enjoyed the Dime Toss and other kids games.

Kids of all ages participated in a cake walk, registered for a give away by the Wauneta-Palisade cheerleaders and enjoyed the photography contest sponsored at JD Studios.

Best of show for the photography contest was awarded to Veronica Waddell’s “1937.”

“Grandpa at Bear Lake” by Patrick Reilly won the People’s Choice.

Temperatures during the day were consistent with the fire theme. Activities in the hot afternoon sun included sand volleyball and free swimming at Krotter Park and much cooler bingo in the SWPPD Community Room.

A horseshoe tournament was also held at Krotter Park. Todd Miller and Terry Foster picked up first place. Second place went to Rich Finley and Ray Ridlen, third was Joe Humphrey and Rodney Hunt.

Saturday wrapped up with a free barbecue in Krotter Park sponsored by the SWPPD. Pie and ice cream were served by the AM-Vets. The band Night Riders performed from 8:00 until midnight.

On Sunday, the United Methodist Church hosted a Worship Celebration, followed by a potluck dinner.

Sunday afternoon the weekend of festivities concluded with the Community Gospel Songfest featuring Randy Hayes and Rick Eldred at the Church of Christ.