Farmers honored at parade
Several of the 50 entries in Burdick’s Labor Day parade reflected the need for farmers.
Burdick United Methodist Church received the theme prize for its float titled, “So God Made a Farmer.” Ronnie Carlson and his dog rode along with hay bales and sunflowers.
Ethan Jost drove a golf cart with an attached sign that read, “No Farmers, No Food.”
The three sons of Eric Carlson of Lincolnville rode a side-by-side with the sign, “Future Farmers.”
Burdick Meat Market saluted farmers.
The Centre High School cheerleaders and band marched together and won the judges’ prize.
Hebron Lutheran Church won first float prize. Fred Silhan of Hillsboro received first for his 1937 Red Baron Chevy, and Tracy Schmidt of White City received first for his 1929 Model A tractor.
Herington Saddle Club brought up the rear on 15 horses.
Burdick Council of Clubs is already beginning to plan for the community’s 50th celebration next year.