By Shari Harris, Publisher
Edgar Prairie Days was celebrated beginning Thursday, August 19, with events daily through Sunday, August 22, and with good attendance throughout the long weekend.
The Little Mr. and Miss Contest kicked things off Thursday. A gospel sing followed the crowning of royalty.
Friday evening, a Fun Show was held at the Edgar Springs Saddle Club arena, with a pork steak dinner. Karaoke followed at Hooves and Boots, where a fish dinner was the special.
The parade was a hit on Saturday morning. Norma Harris was the Grand Marshall of this year’s parade.
“I think it’s quite an experience,” said Harris. “I enjoyed doing it. It’s quite an honor to represent our community. I’m proud of our community.”
First Baptist Church entered a float in this year’s parade and they took first place. In addition to their float, the police and fire department, riders on horseback, ATV’s and UTV’s, dirt bikes, and more joined to make a long parade.
Vendors were set up at Dollar General Store and Hooves and Boots, and attendees could shop for crafts, fair food and more. Dollar General Store gave away hot dogs, chips and a drink to people enjoying the day.
Belly Dancers and kids’ games entertained Saturday afternoon, as well as the Family Feud, which was won by the Radical Repponds team. Sound Boxx provided live music Saturday night for dancing or just enjoying the music.
The final day started with the barbecue at Hooves and Boots. Bingo was held around entertainment by the Irish Dancers. The Talent Show followed with prizes going to Ella Mathis, who won first place; Klohe Coverdell for second; Harper Callen third, and Addysen Riveland fourth place.
Photos by Alyssa Kennedy & Shari Harris
Photos by Shari Harris & Alyssa Kennedy