4-H clubs use parade attract attention

Angus Andersen, 8, rides atop the Lucky Leaf 4-H club
float during the Adams County Fairfest parade
Saturday in downtown Hastings.

The sidewalks along Second Street in the downtown were crowded Saturday morning as families came out for the annual Adams County Fairfest Parade.

Each year, the parade boasts an average of 60-65 entries, including floats, cars, antique tractors and many walking entries.

Adams County 4-H clubs are often heavily represented in the parade with floats, horses and walking entries.

The “small but mighty” West Blue Wranglers 4-H club entered a float this year in hopes of attracting a few new members.

“The club’s been together for 58 years. My parents were in the club,” said club leader Amy Wilson. “It was my dad’s club and it was getting ready to fade out so I took it over so it wouldn’t.”

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