News From the Harvest Festival
EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE - For the second consecutive year, the Arrowhead went to UFCW Local 38 at ConAgra Foods, Milton. Accepting the trophy, on behalf of the union, were Mimi Clark and Russ Baker. Presenting the trophy were winners and runners-up from the Junior, Little, Dainty and Mini Miss contest. They are, from left and front, Jessica Franquet, Jacqueline Stokes, Lillian Mapes, Alyssa Ellis; second row, Kelsey Schreck and Elissa Franquet.
by Kevin Mertz, Standard Journal News. Reprinted with Permission
MILTON - With a sun drenched sky blanketing the Central Susquehanna Valley Saturday afternoon, thousands of people lined Front Street in Milton to soak up the sights and sounds of the 32nd annual Milton Harvest Festival Parade.
For grand marshals Ernie and Shirley Gromlich, the event harvested a number of memories of parades gone by.
In 1983, the couple's son, Rick, served as grand marshal after graduating from U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
The couple said their daughter, Ellen, was once part of the Harvest Festival princess court. Their children also participated in the parade on numerous occasions, with the Milton Panther Cubs and Little League teams.read more...
We are excited to announce the Winners from our Second Harvest Festival Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. There were a total 76 picture submitted in the 4 age divisions for both Boys and Girls. Two Overall Winners were awarded one from the Boys and one from the Girls Photos entered. A panel of judges selected these two photos. In addition to awarding two Overall Winners there was a boy and Girl winner awarded in each of the following age divisions 0-11 month, 1 year old, 2 year old and 3 year olds. Community cash voting during both Saturdays of the Harvest festivities chose these 8 winners.
Overall Boy Winner and Overall Girl Winner each receiving a Large Trophy, Build A Buddy, and $100.00 Savings bonds are Gavin Landis 1 years old and Emily Troutman 3 years old. Gavin is the son of Jessica and Brice Landis. Emily is the daughter of Mark and Erin Troutman.
9/20/2008 Parade Float Awards
Arrowhead Award - BEST FLOAT in the Parade
Grand Prize ($125) - UFCW Local #38 (ConAgra Foods)
Commercial & Retail:
1st Place ($100) - Spinair Coffman
2nd Place ($75) - West Milton State Bank
3rd Place ($50) - Nottingham Village
Clubs & Organizations:
1st Place ($100) - Milton Rotary
2nd Place ($75) - Central PA Chamber of Commerce
3rd Place ($50) - Friends of Milton State Park
1st Place ($100) - Central PA Youth Extreme Club
2nd Place ($75) - United Pentecostal Church (Lewisburg)
3rd Place ($50) - Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
1st Place ($100) - Watsontown Christian Academy
2nd Place ($75) - Little Miss
3rd Place ($50) - Milton Little League Softball
4th Place ($50) - Cub Scout Pack 36