John C Fremont Days Parade Winners Announced

FREMONT – It seems like most of the city turns out for the annual parade up Main street, the unofficial “end” to the John C Fremont weekend festivities.

This year, John C Fremont Days received over 100 entries for the annual parade, ranging from local schools and churches to new businesses in town. The two hour parade started off with entertainment from the Kokyo Taiko Drummers performing at 9th & Main, and with the Omaha Street Percussion group performing just down the street at 6th & Main.

The troupe prepares their taiko drum set up to play for parade goers.
Two street percussionists juggle pans and trash cans during drum session.

The winning entries this year were:

 

Best Business Entry

Don Peterson & Associates

Don Peterson & Associates’ patriotic memorial float
The Don Peterson & Associates mini-blimp took some expert wrangling.

 

Best Religious Entry

Fremont First United Methodist Church

Congregants and officials from the church put on a travelling concert during the parade, singing and playing music live.

Best Historical Entry

Trinity Lutheran School

Trinity Lutheran kids ride atop a replica WWI tank.

Best Overall Entry

Heartland Family Services – Jefferson House

The Heartland Family Services/Jefferson House float handed out popsicles and help cool the crowd off with sprays of water from their float.

 

John C Fremont Days is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who work on planning and executing the festival all year round. Volunteer and Board positions are available, and members of the public interested in helping steward the festival into it’s 33rd year are encouraged to apply. You can find more information on getting involved with John C Fremont Days on their website. 

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