|Regent Park wins Fair Parade grand champion|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Regent Park claimed this year’s overall grand champion honors at the Phillips County Fair Parade Saturday, July 25.
Parade entries followed this year’s fair theme “Keepin’ It Country.” The Regent Park float fit perfectly, complete with a big red barn, an apple tree, corn stalks and dragonflies. An old-fashioned farmer sits back and enjoys the country scene.
Regent Park commented on its nursing and rehab facilities saying “We may be owned by a corporation, but you can’t take the country out of our residents, our families, our staff, our friends or our volunteers.”
Other Parade results
Following the presentation of the flag, Parade Grand Marshals Harvey and Doris McCune opened the parade.
Everything from water balloons and a llama to a country band and horses could be found in this year’s parade. Entries came in all shapes and sizes, representing many organizations, clubs and businesses.
Prizes were awarded to floats in youth mini, youth maxi, adult, school and business categories. Results are as follows:
Youth mini—Paquime Folkloric Dance Group, first; Town & Country 4-H Club, second.
Youth maxi—Better Beef Makers 4-H Club, first; Raising Ranchers 4-H Club, second; Challengers 4-H Club, third.
Adult—Regent Park, first; AARP, second; Ordinary Bike, third.
School—Dragon’s Wagon Preschool, first.
Business—MV Equipment, first; The Holyoke Enterprise, second; First Pioneer National Bank, third.