Hundreds celebrate Harvard's 140th with parade, car show

Lathem Schumm, 7, (left) and Brady Johnson, 5, throw
candy from a 1921 fire truck during a parade celebrating
Harvard's 140th anniversary.

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HARVARD — Although rainy weather threatened the activities planned here Saturday, families and community residents filtered outdoors steadily as the clouds burned off and the eighth annual Harvard Veterans Memorial Car Show got under way.

Candy-colored classic cars, as well as military vehicles and some modern automobiles, steadily filled the park at 505 E. Walnut St., which served as a hub for a variety of activities that would ensue throughout the day.

The car show, parade, a 5K and 1K run/walk, barbecue, and street dance combined to create a town-wide celebration that also commemorated the 140th anniversary of the town.

"We had a rainy start to the day, which I think scared some people off. But now people seem to be out enjoying themselves," said Jerry Schmidt, a member of the Clay County Board of Supervisors and member of the Harvard Community Club. "I love seeing so many faces out here."

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