Walking for Hobby Trucking while showing their support of the military during Saturday's Loyalty Day Parade were siblings Corbin Butts, 6, Reagan Zukokas, 5, and twins Dylan and Russell Butts, 5, all of Brazil. Parents Travis and Sarah Butts walked with the children along National Ave. The entry placed second in the "Best Kids Unit." Ivy Jackson Photo.
More than 40 entries were received to participate in the 2009 Loyalty Day Parade, May 9, along United States 40.
Clay County Veterans Service Officer Mike Holland said all of the day's festivities were successful.
"We had about 150 people at the Brazil Armory for the Loyalty Day Picnic," he said. It was a very good crowd and they seemed to enjoy having it indoors this year."
Holland added certificates will be mailed out to the winners of the float contest portion of the parade, which was split into three categories.
World War II veteran Sgt. Richard Tabor wore his "official Eisenhower jacket" while riding on the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 entry during the Loyalty Day Parade Saturday afternoon. Tabor was a communications officer under the direct command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The float took first place in the "Best Patriotic Unit." Ivy Jackson Photo.
For the Best Patriotic Unit, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 won first, while the American Legion Post 2 Color Guard placed second and the American Legion Riders were third.
In the Best Volunteer/Not For Profit Organization category, first place was given to the Northview High School Band, second went to the Jackson Township Band and the Clay County Sheriff's Posse was third.
Toni's Tumbling took first in the Best Kids Unit category, followed by Hobby Trucking in second and the Clay Community Skatepark, who came in third.
Judges for the parade were Clay County Commissioners Paul Sinders and Jack Withers, Clay County Councilman Brian Wyndham and Brazil mayor Ann Bradshaw.
To view photographs of participants in the 2009 Loyalty Day Parade, visit www.thebraziltimes.com/gallery/2009loyal....
Three other children, Bryce Westerkamm, Lillie Coleman and Auston Kallansa, walked for Hobby Trucking during Saturday's Loyalty Day Parade, along with Corbin Butts, Reagan Zukokas and Dylan and Russell Butts. The Hobby Trucking entry placed second in "Best Kids Unit." Courtesy Photo.