Manor/Parkview Heights take top prize in county fair parade

Imperial Manor/Parkview Heights’ entry in the Chase County Fair Parade garnered a maximum 100 points in the judges’ opinions, lifting them to the Grand Prize ribbon in the Aug. 17 event.
    The Manor and Parkview Heights, which has been serving the area’s elderly since 1968, was also the first place winner in the business division.
    They won $75 in Chamber Bucks for Grand Prize and another $50 for first place in the business division. All second place winners earned $25 in Chamber Bucks.
    First place winners in the organization, open and religious divisions also competed for the top ribbon and prize.
    Forty-five parade participants filled out entry sheets. Business division entries far outpaced the other groups with 27 entries. Organizations drew nine, open class had eight and one entered the religious division. There were no equestrian entries this year.
    Imperial Chamber member Chris Lee, whose committee coordinated the parade for the fair board, said they were pleased with the turnout.
    “It was a great morning for the parade and the streets were packed,” he said.
    Entries were down from last year, Lee said, especially in the open class and organizations categories. Being an off year for elections, there were no politicians participating, which had some effect.
    “It just seems like people were busy this year,” he said.

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