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Marshall County 4-H Archery gave area youth a chance to shoot a bow and arrow during Harvest Days on Saturday. These aspiring archers from left to right are Sage Watson, Breydan Quinn, Colton Biel, Treyton Biel, and Griffin Joachim.

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Mary Carlson and her unicycle have become a fixture in area parades, and she once again traveled Main Street during the Harvest Days event.

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The Britton Public Library had this float in the Harvest Days parade on Friday that commemorated the 18,767 minutes spent reading by participants in the Summer Reading Program.

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The dunk tank was a popular stop for area youth during Harvest Days, and this ball looked to be on target for a dunking.

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Blowin’ Smoke won the Marshall County 4-H Rib Cook-Off during Britton’s Harvest Days celebration on Saturday. Team members were Cory and Jessica Cole and Kent and Denise Weiker.

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The L&R Kree Mee had this entry in the Harvest Days parade held on Friday. The Britton business has been serving ice cream since 1957 and has become a “must-stop” for visitors and residents alike.

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Youngsters dove into the Britton Swimming Pool in search of treasure during the annual coin toss held at during Harvest Days activities. Area residents enjoyed the pool free of charge during the city celebration.

21st Harvest Days Successful

Britton’s 21st Harvest Days celebration saw nearly ideal weather and large crowds in attendance for activities held on Friday and Saturday by the Britton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Activities kicked off with the Harvest Days Parade that traveled down Main Street. Forty-eight two-person teams competed in a bean bag tournament won by Flop ‘n Drop (Jeff & Annette). Teejay and Lacey Hagen took second place. A “Dive-In Movie” capped the evening at the swimming pool.

The annual Road Race opened Saturday activities with a good turnout of runners. The Britton Lions Club served about 270 people pancakes at the North Marshall Fire Department.

Other Saturday activities included a softball tournament, a Farmers market & Vendor Show, archery demonstration, inflatables, free swimming, a movie at the Strand Theatre, the Britton Area Car Show, a rib cook-off, and a performance4 by the Union Cattle Band.

The Marshall County 4-H Rib Cook-Off winners were team “Blowin’ Smoke” of Cory and Jessica Cole and Kent and Denise Weiker. Second place winners were team “Still Smokin” of Ryan Thompson and Mason Kilker. Finishing third was “3 Guys With Gas” - Jim and Joe Lang and Orrie Jesz.

Approximately 2300 ribs were sold and over 200 people voted in the people’s choice rib cook-off. A total of seven teams participated and the $100/team entry fees were divided for the prize money with the top three finishers receiving $350, $210, and $140.

A street dance featuring “Eclipse” finished up the celebration Saturday night with over 500 people attending. A unique twist to the dance was a short power outage that affected the entire town late that evening. But cell phone flashlights from attendees soon lit up the area.


Street Rod: 1. Johnny and Gabby Ercink, 1930 Ford 5-Window Couope

Import: 1. Anthony Beck, 2012 Subaru WRX ST 2. Gordon Meeker, 2009 Porsche 911 S

Pickup: 1. Tom Schumaker, 1952 Ford F100 2. Greg and April Schumaker, 1951 Chevy 5-Window 3. Todd Lanmark, 1949 Chevy

Open: 1. Dustin Nelson, 1958 Copo Camaro 2. Stanley Nice, Edsel Pacxer 3. Stanley Nice, Edsel Ranger

Antique: 1. Glenn and Janet Erstad, 1928 Ford Model A 2. Ed Jerde, 1948 Chevy Fleetline

Ford: 1. Karen Zuehlke, 1966 Ford Fairlane GT 2. Don Slotto, 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 3. Karen Zuehlke, 1970 Ford Fairlane 500

GM (1969): 1. Gerald Dinger, 1959 Chevy Impala 2. Terry M. Nelson, 1959 Cadillac 3. Pat Bladow, 1963 Chevy Nova

GM (1970+): 1. Karen Zuehlke, 1971 Chevy Malibu 2. Terry M. Nelson, 1992 GMC Pickup 3. Gerald Dinger, 1977 Chevy Caprice

MOPAR: 1. Mike Werner, 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 2. Mike Werner, 1969 Dodge Super Bee 3. Clyde Fredrickson, 2018 Dodge Demon

BIKE: 1. Adam Piehl, 2003 Victory TC 2. Jeremy Stark, 2003 Harley Sportster 3. Jon Guy, 1997 Harley 1200

Tractor: 1. Samual Aldentaler, 1959 Allis Chalmers WD-45 2. Samual Aldentaler, 1959 Allis Chalmers WD-45

People’s Choice: Mike Werner, 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Marshall County Journal

PO Box 69, Britton, SD 57430
Phone: (605) 448-2281
Fax: (605) 448-2282