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Paynesville Press - June 25, 2003

Town and Country Days 2003

Pictures of Town and Country Days

Peeper's Picnic and Antique Car Show
On Sunday afternoon in the Gazebo Park, the Peeper's Picnic served nearly 700 people, cooking 1,000 hot dogs and 14 gallons of baked beans and using four gallons of sauerkraut and three gallons of ketchup. The antique car show was held on the athletic fields at Paynesville Area Elementary School.

Antique Car Show Results
1889-1931 Stock
1) Cal Whitcomb, 1929 Ford, Paynesville
2) Virgil Kulzer, 1925 Ford, Paynesville

1949-1964 Stock
1) Verna Salmela, 1964 Mustang, South Haven
2) Rick Warner, 1957 Cadillac, Richmond

1965-1977 Stock
1) Tom Evenson, 1965 Impala, Litchfield
2) Arlen Salmela, 1968 Mustang, South Haven

Corvettes and T-Birds
1) Terry Braaten, 1956 T-Bird, Litchfield
2) Dewitt Foote, 1968 Corvette, Willmar

Trucks Stock
1) Russ Emberland, 1950 Chevy, Willmar
2) Bill Drager, Paynesville

Trucks Modified
1) Mike and Mary Lou Arens, 1991 Dodge Dakota, Watkins
2) Jim Kascht, 1996 Chevy, Richmond

1940-1948 Street Rod
1) Lloyd Schueller, 1940 Chevy, St. Cloud
2) Mike Fischer, 1940 Plymouth, Kimball

1949-1964 Modified
1) Charlie Brigham, 1957 Buick, Sartell
2) Don Evenson, 1957 Chevy Bel Aire, Grove City

1965-1977 Modified
1) Eldon Mahlum, 1972 Chevelle SS, Kerkhoven
2) Jerome Rothstein, 1965 Chevelle, Richmond

1) Mike Guenther, 1979 Camaro, Paynesville

1949-Present Custom
1) Lee Savoir, 1954 Chevy, Darwin

Open Class
1) Bill Fuchs, Funny Car, Paynesville

Dairy Queen Pageant
Children who just completed kindergarten could compete in the Little Miss Dairy Queen and Little Mister Dairy Queen contests in the Gazebo Park on Sunday, June 15. The pageant was judged by the Miss Paynesville candidates, by some parents, and by DQ employees. There were no strict criteria, though judges could take into account stage presence and their interview.

Samantha Ochs, the daughter of Jim Ochs and Rita Sirvio, was crowned Little Miss Dairy Queen. Tucker Wendroth, the son of Larry and Sharon Wendroth, was crowned Little Mister Dairy Queen.

Queen Pageant
The annual Miss Paynesville pageant was held on Monday, June 16, in the auditorium at Paynesville Area High School. Nine girls competed for the crownÉGretchen Fenske, Heather Fuchs, Kayla Hemingson, Jessica Paul, Amy Roberg, Kayla Rooney, Rachel Sogge, Jessica Virant, and Kayla Welle. Roberg was crowned Miss Paynesville for 2003 with Sogge and Welle as princesses.

Pageant Awards
Miss Paynesville: Amy Roberg
First Princess: Rachel Sogge
Second Princess: Kayla Welle
Poise and Appearance: Amy Roberg
Talent: Rachel Sogge
Miss Congeniality: Rachel Sogge

Pet Show
The annual pet show was held on Tuesday morning, June 17, at Washburne Court with 67 entries. Every kid who brought a pet was given a prize. The new Paynesville royalty and the Washburne Court king and queen picked five prizes.

Pet Show Awards
Grand Prize: Gabe and Grant Thompson with their bird "Tweety"
First Runner-up: Dane Wellens with his fish "Spanky"
Second Runner-up: Tatum Spanier with her dog "Mack"
Third Runner-up: Wesley and Aiyleigh Ford with their cat "Trixie"
Most Unusual: Natasha Fangmeier with her turtle "Pistachio"

Kiddie Parade
The Kiddie Parade was held on Tuesday afternoon with 11 entries. The parade this year started at Washburne Court and ended at the Koronis Manor, so nursing home residents could see the parade. Four prizes were awarded, again chosen by both the Paynesville and Washburne Court royalty.

Kiddie Parade Winners
Grand Prize: "All Star Circus" - Platow/Janssen families
First Place: Morningside Avenue Circus - Michael Nolen; Sadie, Allison, and Joey Hukriede; Hallie Schommer, and Taylor and Ember Veldkamp
Second Place: Matt, Marsha, and Melissa Hubert
Third Place: Joey Scheierl and Eric, Ryan, and Jackie Wisted

Pedal Tractor Pull
On Tuesday evening, 97 kids - ages 4-11 - participated in the annual pedal tractor pull, sponsored by the Paynesville Community Club. The pull was held on James Street.

Pedal Tractor Pull Results
1) Keegan Binsfeld, St. Martin
2) Kolt Soine, Paynesville
3) Logan Kascht, Paynesville

1) Luke Barringer, Rice
2) Brianna Hemmesch, Paynesville
3) Lindsay Vagle, Paynesville

1) Ted Zipoy, Kimball
2) Ethan Erickson, Kandiyohi
3) Devin Meagher, Paynesville

1) Seth Brown, Paynesville
2) Kyle Ruprecht, Richmond
3) Kalley Barringer, Rice

1) Krista Miller, Litchfield
2) Kayla Olmscheid, St. Martin
3) Zachary Imholte, Paynesville

1) Trent Blonigen, Paynesville
2) Kevin Ruprecht, Richmond
3) Melaina Mrozek, Paynesville

1) Brooke Olmscheid, St. Martin
2) Trevor Fleischhacker, Freeport
3) Dylan Dengerud, Spicer

1) Dillon Hermen, Paynesville
2) Aaron Johnson, Prinsburg
3) Tyler Hemmesch, Paynesville

Grand Parade
Beautiful weather greeted the Town and Country Days Grand Parade on Wednesday evening. This year's parade featured 93 units and six marching bands. It followed the same route as recent years: starting in the Industrial Park, going down Washburne Avenue, turning past the elementary school, and ending by St. Louis Catholic Church.

Parade Winners
Grand Marshals Choice: Master Mark Plastics

Marching Bands
First: Bertha-Hewitt
Second: Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Third: Montevideo

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