The Peony Parade Committee would like to thank everyone that attended and give a special shout out to the following people, which helped to make it a memorial day for everyone involved. Linda Stutz (parade co-coordinator), Jeff Hammonds and the Police Department, Amy McConn (announcer), Gary and Jason Showalter, Black Angus on Main, ESB Pro Audio, Van Wert Amateur Radio Club, Van Wert Carts and More, Van Wert Streets Department, and Barb Showalter, Chris Turner, Nancy Conn, Roberta Miller, Carol Fleagle and Ashley Rickard (parade judges). The six judges chose the following five entries to receive special recognition for their floats:
Grand Marshall Award: Truly Divine
President Award: D.A.V. Tomb of Unknown Solders
Queens Award: 1st Baptist Church
Mayors Award: Birds and Spurs Taxidermy
Theme Award: YMCA Camp Clay
This year’s Peony Festival and Parade were overall a great success and we appreciate everyone’s involvement.
Ann Marshall Peony Parade Chairperson