Parade Is ‘Something New, Something Old’ at Nemaha County Fair

AUBURN – The theme for the 2017 Nemaha County Fair “is something new, something old.”
The parade itself fit the theme by having the old tradition to marching from the courthouse square to the Legion Park near the fairgrounds. It was new this year too, as this is the first year there has been one, rather than two fair parades.

The parades were consolidated after there were only 10 entries for the second parade last year.

Rather than a second parade, the ag society brought in more entertainment for Friday, including a balloon artist, tractor pull and FFA Olympics.

The winners of the open class garden art sculpture were announced. Jan Teten won with the tea pot tower and Alisa Knipe was second with the garden butterfly.

Heritage Farm recipients are John and Sara Gilbert of Johnson, Ervin and Marilyn Gobber of Humboldt, Doloris Haack Bohling of Auburn, Craig and Gina Rieken of Johnson and 3 Sisters Farm of Exeter.

100-year pioneer farm award went to Erma Brewer of Auburn.

Sunday events include the premium sale at 2 p.m. and Lil Orv’s chainsaw carving at 4 p.m.

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