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Minerva parade
 The Tadmor Shrine Club of Alliance received the Judge’s Choice award for participating in the Minerva parade.

Sunshine and warm temperatures greeted spectators and participants alike to the 90th annual Minerva Homecoming parade last week.

The parade officially kicked off four days of homecoming events, which were held in the park and community building.

The parade lasted nearly an hour and entrants ranged from antique cars and tractors to business, church and community floats as well as walking groups and fire trucks.

The Tadmor Shrine Club of Alliance participated in the parade. Several members carried a large American flag and other rode the popular three-wheelers, racing in circles much to the delight of children. Their appearance won the group the Judge’s Choice award.

Other parade winners included:
Best Appearing Antique Vehicle: Louis Sabatino, 1935 Ford phaton.

Best Appearing Wrecker: Canton Towing.

Best Appearing Float: Christian Life Center of Minerva.

Best Appearing Tractor: Jason Monk, 1925 Farmall F-20.

Best Appearing Fire Truck: Homeworth Volunteer Fire Department, Pumper 176.

Best Appearing Group: Misty Karlen’s Dance Studio.

The Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Department annual Homecoming began with the fire siren signaling the beginning of the parade last Wednesday.

The four-day event featured various tractor pulling classes, musical entertainment and a wide variety of food.

Parade winners included:  Highlandtown Fire Dept., Best Appearing Truck 750 & Over; Carrollton Fire Dept., Best Appearing Truck Under 750; Dellroy Fire Dept., Best Appearing Emergency Squad; Longest Distance Traveled, Loudon Twp. Fire Dept.; Best Renovated Antique Car, Wilbur George; Green Briar Church, Best Appearing Float; Corinth Presbyterian Church Bible School, Best Appearing Walking Unit; The Warriorettes, Judge’s Choice; Carroll County Antique Club, Best Renovated Tractor.

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