For a quarter century, Jefferson residents have been coming together for the annual Jefferson Day celebration, and on Saturday, they were blessed with beautiful weather for the 25th annual event. A parade kicked off the day, which also included a fishing contest for kids, carnival games and rides, live concerts, and a fireworks show to top it off.
Scenes from the parade:
Scenes from Jefferson Day festivities:
Franki Whritenour takes a turn at the speed gun, throwing a softball.
Olivia Del Grosso gets a little help from her dad playing the Ladder Toss game.
Elisa De Young and Geoffrey Fairfax judging the chili contest.
Chris Kibildis works the Click-Clacks, a come-back novelty item.
Scenes from the hot dog eating contest:
Winner Rob Lobban consumed 11 hot dogs in 10 minutes, buns and all.
Travis Scheidecker, left, gets encouragement from the crowd to continue eating even though he looks like he’s going to throw up!
Scenes from the fishing contest:
Scenes from the awards ceremony:
Tom McCathy, center, was named one of two Citizens of the Year. He has been a volunteer fireman for over 50 years.
Rose Jackameit, left with Mayor Russ Felter, was named female Citizen of the Year for her volunteerism with the schools, Arts committee and other areas.
Scenes from the concerts:
Mary Zarzycki and Rachel Weiner dancing to the music of The Robert Murdock Band.
The Robert Murdock Band
Concert-goings enjoying the music of The Robert Murdock Band.