The Grace Brethren Church of Meyersdale, PA (Randy Haulk, pastor) won first place with their float in the local Maple Festival parade, according to an article in yesterday’s Somerset (PA) Daily-American. Here is an excerpt–read the entire article by clicking here.
While gray clouds loomed above the Pa. Maple Festival parade Saturday afternoon in Meyersdale, only a few drops of rain ever fell to the ground.
“When I looked at the Doppler radar this morning on the television, it was raining all around us, but we seemed to be in the clear,” said Paul Werner, Maple Festival director in charge of the parade.
The hundreds of people attended the parade and were entertained by the 105 parade units of every size, shape and color.
“This was a good-sized parade today and we tried to move along faster in case of rain,” Werner said. “It turned out to be a well-rounded parade, from floats to fire trucks to marching bands and several other entries.”
In the parade, Somerset High School’s marching band received the first place award of $500 for marching bands, followed by Salisbury-Elk Lick High School marching band in second place with $300. Meyersdale High School band won $250 for third place.
The New Centerville Spinnettes junior and senior divisions each won first place and $150 for the Baton and Drum Corps category.Meyersdale Maplettes won first place and $100 for drill teams, while the Berlin Fife & Drum Corps won first place and $100 for fife and drum corps.
The Ali-Ghan Shriners Band, Cumberland, Md., won first place and $100 for special music.
Floats division:First place ($75) – Kretchman tractors, past category; Meyersdale FFA, present; and Grace Brethren Church, future. Second place ($50) – Troop 142 won second place in the present category.