Parade winners announced
The 2010 Sesquicentennial Farmers Day Parade was a spectacular event this year, in honor of Jesup’s 150th Anniversary. There were over 154 entries!

B&B Farm Store won the Sweepstakes Prize of $150 from the Jesup Chamber of Commerce for the best of the best entry.

Other winners were:

Businessman’s floats —

First Prize, Farmers Mutual Telephone Co.

Second Prize, Teri Nie Realty.

Third Prize, Farmers State Bank.

Church floats —

First Prize, St. Athanasius.

Second Prize, First Presbyterian.

Third Prize, American Lutheran Church.

Organization Floats —

First Prize, Girl Scouts.

Second Prize, J-Hawk Girls Softball.

Third Prize, Iron Hawk Wrestling.

Out-of-Town Floats —

First Prize, Fairbank Plumbing.

Second Prize, ReMax Realty.

Family Float —

First Prize, Primrose Family.

Second Prize, Ken Youngblut Family.

Decorated Cars —

1st Place, The Farmers Wife

2nd Place, First Lady Attendants

Decorated Trucks —

First Prize, Dream Chaser Acres.

Second Prize, Jesup Vet Clinic.

Horse or Pony and Rider

First Prize, Rainbow Riders

Horse and Wagon —

First Prize, White Funeral Home

Second Prize, Joe’s Pizza.

Class Reunion Floats —

First Prize, 1990.

Second Prize, 1960.

Judges looked for originality, neatness, clarity of message and pleasing use of color.

There were a couple incidences during the parade this year, however.

The owner of a horse was injured before the parade. The injured person was rushed through town down 6th Street by the Jesup Ambulance escorted by the Jesup Fire Dept. rescue truck to the Covenant Clinic where a helicopter waited to transport him. It was believed the person had a concussion, although this was not confirmed.

An older woman watching the parade along Stevens Street near 6th Street was overcome by the heat. Her friends and family were concerned because she had had a heart attack, showing the same symptoms. Again the Jesup Ambulance and Jesup Fire Dept. rescue personnel responded to that call.

Otherwise, the sky was clear, the day was sunny, and all the kids watching the parade went home with plenty of candy!

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