Wheat Festival Brings Crowds To Okawville

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Photos By Amy Ralls

The 68th annual Okawville Wheat Festival and Agricultural Fair was held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 16, 17 and 18. LEFT, Will Shubert steels his gaze as he tosses a washer as part of the Wheat Festival Washer Tournament. There were 18 teams which took part in the tournament this year. RIGHT, 2016 Miss Okawville Fair Queen Rachel Recker, 19, of rural Venedy put down the scepter and picked up the sax (and kept the crown on), when she played as part of the Venedy Band on Saturday. More Wheat Festival Photos Can Be Seen On Page A5

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TOP, The Nashville middle school band and dance team performed at the Okawville wheat festival on Sunday September 18. The band director of Nashville middle school is Amanda Pytlinski, and the dance team coach is Kayla Hund.

ABOVE MIDDLE, dancers from Sonya’s Gotta Dance Studio who participated in the Wheat Festival Parade included, FRONT ROW, Madison Niedbalski, Morrison Piasecki, Lily Kirchner, Olivia Kujawa, Caillyn Maschhoff, Korey Povolish, Lucy Emge, Adyson Schettler MIDDLE, Savanna Meyer, Audrey Matecki, Katie Oelze, Grace Tolliver, Rylee Habbe, Celeste McDonald, Tyler Hicks. BACK, Claire Greten, Sonya Doerr, Sophia Doerr, Mia Goedken, Olivia Wiese, Hillary Zgonina, Lily Helbig, Maliah Riechmann

BOTTOM, The Nashville Middle School Dance Team and six of their nine dancers perform at the Okawville Wheat Festival in the talent competition on Saturday. FRONT ROW, Emma Grathwohl, Maddie Vuichatd, and Paige Greten. BACK ROW, Jenny Barnes, Laura Lam and Amy Hicks.

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Photos By Amy Ralls

TOP, Ardy the Clown, played by Robin Ermer, ties balloon animals for visitors at the Wheat Festival. BELOW, kids crowd into the corn box, always a popular attraction for the little ones, put on by the Okawville High School FFA.

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