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Crowe’s 1948 Rat Rig takes top parade honors

MILANO NEWS
By KAY LAGRONE
Reporter correspondent


McKenzee Pendergrass (left) and Christian Thurman lead the group of horse riders in the City of Milano’s annual July 4 parade. Winners in each category received plaques. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken McKenzee Pendergrass (left) and Christian Thurman lead the group of horse riders in the City of Milano’s annual July 4 parade. Winners in each category received plaques. Reporter/Marie Bakken There were parade entries of all sorts and sizes with folks lined up all along the parade route from the Milano High School football field to the downtown area and civic center/ fire station. Approximately 200 people enjoyed the free hot dog meal at the civic center following the parade. The meal was sponsored by the City of Milano and served by members of the Milano Evening Lions Club.

Plaques were awarded in each division. This year’s parade theme was “ Happy Birthday America”. Winning entries in the parade included:

Best overall—Alden Crowe’s 1948 Diamond T Rat Rig.

Animal s/ horse/ horse drawn buggies/ wagons— McKenzee Pendergrass and Cassie (horse), first; Jacob Willingham and Lyndsie Gray, “Couple in style” (with horses), second; Christian Thurman and Old Paint (horse), third.


Above, Ricky Chapman and family in his World War II Army jeep. Below, the Martinez family (l-r, Joe, Jocelyn, Darla and Colton) enjoys some treats while waiting downtown for the parade. Above, Ricky Chapman and family in his World War II Army jeep. Below, the Martinez family (l-r, Joe, Jocelyn, Darla and Colton) enjoys some treats while waiting downtown for the parade. Other motorized— Corbin Crowe, International Cub Cadet, first; Colter Vinton, “Independence Day” four-wheeler, second; Kenny, Shawn, Cody and Grace Fields, decorated Gator, third.

Vintage vehicles/ tractors— Ricky Chapman family (World War II jeep), first; Craig and Sharon Crowe, 1928 Ford Model T.

Walking—Abigail Olson and dog Sassy, first; Mason Westbrook and dog Duke, second. Floats— Milano Volunteer Fire Depar tment and Miss Flame Maggie Barnett, first.

The Milano Ex-Students Association reunion and luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Milano High School. A catered meal by The Crossing will be served at noon. For more information on the reunion, contact Carolyn Haf ley, 512- 455-2473.




Left, Milano VFD Miss Flame Maggie Barnett waves to the crowd. Above, MVFD fireman John Pat Yakesch and two-year-old Kylie Swigert are suckers for a good parade. Left, Milano VFD Miss Flame Maggie Barnett waves to the crowd. Above, MVFD fireman John Pat Yakesch and two-year-old Kylie Swigert are suckers for a good parade.

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