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Paynesville Press - June 30, 2004

Town and Country Days 2004

By Michael Jacobson

Peeper's Picnic and Antique Car Show
On Sunday, June 20, in the Gazebo Park, the Peeper's Picnic served nearly 600 people, gathering 500 pounds of food and $250 in cash donations to the local foodshelf. The antique car show was held on the athletic fields at Paynesville Area Elementary School.

Car Show Results
Stock 1889-1931
Jerry Solberg, 1929 Desota, Clearwater

Stock 1932-1943
Jerry Cline, 1935 Ford Coupe, Alexandria>

Stock 1944-1964 Jim Stodolka, 1961 Dodge police car, Avon

Stock 1965-1977
Greg Gohmann, 1969 Mustang, St. Cloud

Stock 1978-Present
Doug Baker, 1979 Trans Am, Clitherall

Corvettes and two-door T-Birds
Dewitt Foote, 1968 Corvette, Willmar

Stock Trucks
Russyl Emberland, 1950 One Ton, Willmar

Modified Trucks
Pat Manvell, 1948 Ford, Sartell

Street Rod 1900-1948
Harlan Lynse, 1932 Ford, Fergus Falls

Street Rod 1949-Present
Randy Zuske, 2001 Mustang, Renville

Modified 1949-1964
Ray & Jean Matson, 1936 Chevy Bel Aire, Glenwood

Modified 1965-1977
Eldon Mahlum, 1972 Chevelle, Kerkhoven

Modified 1978-Present
Curtis Jansen, 1989 Ford, Cold Spring

Miss Paynesville Candidate's Choice
Joseph Kolp, 1963 Buick Riveria, Litchfield

People's Choice
Mark Yunta, 1973 Camero, Cold Spring

Picnic Choice
Dewitt Foote, 1968 Corvette, Willmar<

Doctor's Choice
Jerry Solberg, 1929 Desota, Clearwater

Dairy Queen Pageant
Kindergartners could compete in the Little Miss Dairy Queen and Little Mister Dairy Queen contests in the Gazebo Park on Sunday, June 20. The pageant was judged by the 2003 Paynesville royalty, by the 2004 Miss Paynesville candidates, by the parents of last year's winners, and by DQ employees.

Chosen as Little Miss Dairy Queen was Paige Friedrick, the daughter of Craig and Jessi Friedrick, and chosen as the Little Mister Dairy Queen was J.T. Gunderson, the son of Brooks and Krista Gunderson.

Queen Pageant
The annual Miss Paynesville pageant was held on Monday, June 21, in the auditorium at Paynesville Area High School. Eight girls competed for the crown╔Holly Bennett, Valerie Callenius, Kendra Johnson, Brittany Lieser, Samatha Moser, Katie Nelson, Ashley Spanier, and Angie Wunsch. Nelson, the daughter of Dave and Diane Nelson, was crowned Miss Paynesville with Johnson, the daughter of Guy Johnson and Joanne Johnson, as First Princess and Lieser, the daughter of Bob and Diane Lieser, as Second Princess.

Pageant Awards
Miss Paynesville: Katie Nelson
First Princess: Kendra Johnson
Second Princess: Brittany Lieser
Poise and Appearance: Johnson
Talent: Nelson
Miss Congeniality: Ashley Spanier and Angie Wunsch

Pet Show
The annual pet show was held on Tuesday morning, June 22, at Washburne Court with over 70 entries. Every kid who brought a pet was given a prize. The new Paynesville royalty picked five prizes among the entries.

Pet Show Awards
Grand Prize: Tiffany and Dominick Platow with seven puppies
First Runner-up: Brad and Cory Zimmerman with a mountain dog
Second Runner-up: Amelia Malling with a black lab
Third Runner-up: Kolt and Trent Soine with ducks
Most Unusual: Phoebe Wellens with a bubble-cheek goldfish

Kiddie Parade
The Kiddie Parade was held on Tuesday afternoon with eight entries. The parade this year started at Washburne Court and ended at the Gazebo Park. Four prizes were awarded, again chosen by the Paynesville royalty.

Kiddie Parade Winners
Grand Prize: Koronis Kruisers
First Place: Caution Children's "Evening in Paradise"
Second Place: Girl Scouts
Third Place: Rub a Dub Dub

Pedal Tractor Pull
On Tuesday evening, 121 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) Owen Gibson, Avon
2) Ben Zipoy, Kimball
3) Kaden Kessler-Gross, Willmar

1) Keegan Binsfeld, St. Martin
2)Logan Kascht, Paynesville
3)Ashley Froelich, Paynesville

1) Luke Barringer, Rice
2) Brianne Wolbeck, Albany
3) Brady Leverington, Paynesville

1) Ted Zipoy, Kimball
2) Michelle Johnson, Sartell
3) Devin Meagher, Paynesville

1) Kalley Barringer, Rice
2) Jenna Gibson, Avon
3) Kylie Kessler-Gross, Willmar

1) Krista Miller, Litchfield
2) Travis Blonigen, Paynesville
3) Kayla Ruman, Paynesville

1) Trent Blonigen, Paynesville
2) Trey Stanger, Paynesville
3) Mason Marshall, Paynesville

1) Kim Miller, Litchfield
2) Brooke Olmscheid, St. Martin
3) Amanda Bertram, Paynesville

Grand Parade
Cool weather arrived for the Town and Country Days Grand Parade on Wednesday evening. This year's parade featured 84 units and two 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:
American Legion Post #271

Marching Bands
First: Montevideo
Second: Albany

T and C Days 2004 Picture Pages
Grand Parade
Tractor Pull
Pet Show, Kiddie Parade
Miss Paynesville
Sunday events

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