Despite a temperature around 40 degrees Saturday morning, many residents of Lincolnville and surrounding communities turned out to view the parade and participate in the festivities in the park.
After a short parade, party music provided by Gene Winkler of Marion wafted over his loudspeaker system, putting people in a festive mood.
Children were in evidence everywhere as they played on air-filled amusements, decorated pumpkins, and rode the miniature train.
Food provided by the Centre sophomore class, after-prom committee, and Centre Boy Scouts attracted many customers, and hourly prize drawings kept registrants excited.
Mark and Julie Pagenkopf and Jenifer Brunzell judged the 11 a.m. parade. Results were as follows: theme prize — Duck Dynasty by the Klein family; Floats — CHS Class of 2016; Antiques — Ron Herbel’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray and Brad Pagenkopf’s D John Deere; Children’s prizes — train, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts.
Prize drawings: Brandy Kidd, fire pit; Alyssa Espinoza, children’s e-Tablet; Jarod Diepenbrock, $50 for finding the medallion; Caroline Chizek, Nook at the dance; Jacob Horinek, gun at the Blue Rock Shoot.
Cristina Peterson, chairman of the Lincolnville Octoberfest committee, said the day went well.
“This was my first year as chairman, and I could not have done it without the help of the other committee members,” she said. “It was very cold in the morning, and a couple of vendors didn’t show, but the park was busy all day long. It was nice to see that.”