Blinds win Kiddie Parade’s most Patriotic contest

Fort Madison's Jesse Rudd brings up the one-man bass drum as the Charlie Korschgen Kiddie parade kicks off Saturday in downtown Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

BY PCC STAFF

FORT MADISON – Prize results from the 109th Annual Charlie Korschgen 4th of July Kiddie Parade were released after the parade’s completion on Saturday morning in Fort Madison.

Residents lined Avenue G from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as the children and adults alike dressed in patriotic red, white, and blue garb and adorned unicycles, bicycle, wagons and other motorized and non-motorized vehicles to honor our country’s birthday.

Grandma Mary Beth Orton holds onto Everleigh Hawthorne as part of the Creative Edge Daycare entry into the Motorized float division of the 109th Annual Charlie Korschgen 4th of July parade. Chuck Vandenberg.

Prizes were awarded to the best adorned and dressed parade entries and were announced as follows:

In the 100 series for best decorate trike or stroller:
Margaret Biddens – 1st place
Sam Jeffries – 2nd place
200 series – Best decorated wagon or float
Jonah Carr – 1st place
Avalyn Robinson – 2nd place
Charlie Park – 3rd place
300 – Walking Marching Unit
Lyssa Roscum and Kinzlyn and Hazel – 1st place
Hartman Flores Group – 2nd place
400 – Decorated Bike/Scooter (8 and under)
Gracie Leonard – 1st Place
Gracie Marshall – 2nd place
Jacob Moehn – 3rd place

The Fort Madison and Holy Trinity marching bands joined together to make a large marching band presence at Saturday’s Charlie Korschgen Kiddie Parade in Fort Madison.


500 – Pets
Jr, Sis, and Nathan Hayes – 1st Place
Dani Campbell – 2nd place
Tanner Hellige – 3rd place
600 – Humerous
Jacob Walker – 1st Place
Tyler Martin – 2nd place
Maddie and Mason Pohlpeter – 3rd place
700 – Family Group
Kanon and Kora Sanders
Lauren and Collin Andrews
800 – Patriotic
Blind Family – 1st Place
Carter and Addison Hardy – 2nd place
Aunika King – 3rd place
900 – Decorated bike/scooter (9 and up)
Violet Arnold – 1st place
Maddy Farber – 2nd place
Sophia Fullenkamp – 3rd place.
1000 – Motorized
Creative Edge Daycare – 1st Place
Old Fort Players – 2nd Place
Corbin Strunk – 3rd Place

Emma Dowell and Braxton Bonar ride their decorated bikes in front of mom, Samantha Dowell at Saturday’s 4th of July Parade in downtown Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
At far right, Juniper Strickland blows bubbles out of the back of pickup as a group of Children from Hilltop Child Care ride the Charlie Korschgen Kiddie Parade route just before 11 a.m. Saturday in Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC
Penny and Mayli Blind stay in the shade just prior to the kick off of the 109th annual Charlie Korschgen 4th of July Kiddie Parade Saturday in downtown Fort Madison. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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