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Parade, car show and reunions highlight Tumbleweed Weekend festivities

POMEROY–Tumbleweed weekend began with the All Class Reunion and the Seeley Theater Wine and Stein fundraiser on Friday, June 7, with the Pioneer Day parade, Mount Misery Snowdrifters' car show and bucket run, and food fair on Saturday June 8. Individual class reunions were held throughout the weekend.

The parade kicked off with a military flag presentation, the presentation of the U.S. flag by Robert Koller while Marcus Pederson played the National Anthem, and a flyover by Gary Peters in his 1944 North American P-51 Mustang.

The parade featured Honored Pioneers, the Fellows family, 2024 Employee of the Year James Fuchs, 2024 Mark Waldher Volunteer of the Year Ryan Grant on his scooter, 2024 Lifetime Achievement recipient John Gates, 2025 Distinguished Young Women of Pomeroy winner Isabella Field and first alternate Taylor Gilbert, Miss Colfax Marchele McNeilly and her princesses Ava Swan and Karly Wigen, cars from the Snowdrifters' car show, class reunion floats, 4-H and Waldron horses, and Garfield County fire engines, both vintage and modern.

Winners of the parade awards were Bert Obenland's 1936 Chevrolet Foreman, one of nine known to exist, for Best Car; Class of 1984's float for Best Tractor; Pirate Ponies 4-H Club for Best Horse; Class of 1974's multiple vehicle float for Best Class Float; and Vickie Bowles of American Legion Riders for Best Motorcycle.

The Mount Misery Snowdrifters Snowmobiling Club held a car show and bucket run after the parade. Participants who entered their cars in the parade were given tickets that directed them to Pomeroy businesses to draw cards and get their tickets punched. There were prizes in tin buckets for the run.

The Pomeroy ASB held a thrift shopping opportunity at Oasis Park, and the Pomeroy FCCLA chapter held fundraisers of a flavored lemonade stand and a rubber duck raffle.

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