• Roger Sims, Journal Staff

Sugar Mound parade draws plenty of entries, good crowd

Updated: Nov 18


Molly Black, left, and Mia Snyder donned the parade's signature maple leaf costumes to lead this year's Sugar Mound Arts& Crafts Festival parade on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Photos by Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)


MOUND CITY – Partly cloudy skies and slightly cool temperatures helped make the annual Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts Festival parade on Saturday, Oct. 8, one to remember.


And the parade with it's "On the Road Again" theme on Main Street in Mound City had more than 60 entries, including an assortment of antique cars, sports cars, custom roadsters and coupes and pickups.

No candy here! Tarrah Goodison passes out mini pumpkins grown at her family fresh produce farm.

Among the custom cars in the parade was Eddie Perry and his Ford roadster.

The Prairie View High School marching band under the leadership of director Jeffrey Russell joined with the Jayhawk-Linn band to provide live music for the parade. (See the article on the JLHS band on the Schools page.)

David and Peggy Wakefield cruise the main drag in their Chevy Super Sport Impala with a 409 engine.

It's back to the '70s, man. David Wiederholt is all peace and love in a 1977 C10 Chevy pickup.

Drake Thomas steers the JLHS FFA organization's John Deere tractor down the parade route.

Morgan Northcutt, left, and Katie Parscale with the Linn County Clerk's office, hand out replica firefighters' helmets to children – and some adults – along the parade route.

Sam Barber cruises along in his well-cared-for El Camino with Vivian Barber riding shotgun.

More than two dozen younger members of the Linn County Dance and Cheer organization wave to the crowd from the trailer on which they're riding. Below, with pom-poms in hand, the older girls in the organization march behind.


2022 Linn County Fair and Rodeo queen Taryn Poole waves to the crowd from her perch in a Chevelle convertible.

With a sign paying homage to the Willie Nelson song, Jim Johnson drives a team down Main St. with Pam Johnson throwing candy.

Hat? Check. Chaps? Check. Boots? Check. Horse and saddle? Check and check! This young cowboy rode well in the saddle in Saturday's parade.

The Cummings family riders included two young riders who appear to be old hands in the saddle.

Mike White drives a spirited team of ponies along the parade route.

Well-appointed with nickel-plated harnesses, Randy and Sandy Gibson's team kept a smooth pace and was at ease with the crowd at the parade.

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