(10/03/2001)
By Norma Collins

The 34th Annual Molasses Festival Parade was held in Arnoldsburg on Saturday September 29. Each year several horses and their handlers travel to Arnoldsburg to be a part of the annual event.

Part of these drivers and riders come from Roane County by way of a wagon train and trail ride that begins on Thursday. They camp overnight and continue the ride until they reach Arnoldsburg on Saturday. The ride always includes a course through the Molasses Festival Parade.

This year there were twenty entrants, eleven of which were wagons. The judges for the parade were Jack Hall, Jim Pursley, and John Ashley.

The winners were as follows:

Youth Horse/Pony Division:
1st: Lora Wilson of Looneyville on Squirt.
2nd: Brandon McGlothlin on Trigger.
3rd Jenna Wade of Chloe on Magic Trick.

Horse-Riding:
1st: Sherry Wade of Chloe on Your Wildest Dream.
2nd: Ken Chenoweth of Ravenna Ohio on Black Threat.
3rd: Jamie Schreckengost of Looneyville on Chase.

Harnessed Horse-Single:
1st: Molt Shafer of Clendenin driving Blaze.

Harnessed Horse-Multiple:
1st: Joe Shafer of Amma driving Barney and Rex.
2nd: Clyde Reed of Tallmansville driving Misty and Judy.
3rd: Howard Conley of Newton driving Dutch and Pearl owner, Mike McGlothlin.

Honorable Mention:
Bob Deweese with Bud and Jack, and David Ban Buren of Rosedale with Nettie and Lettie.
Jennings Ellison of Minnora driving Vic and Roxie.
Lisa Tabor riding Yank owned by Kellis McGlothlin
Glenna Craddock of Spencer riding Blackjack owned by D. McGlothlin.
Richard Chenoweth of Ravenna, Ohio, riding Traveler.
Matt Cooper of Windham, Ohio, riding Champion owned by Richard Chenoweth.
Bob Boggs of Minnora driving Ronda and Dolly.
Marg Murphy of Spencer driving Dolly and Duke owned by Ron Truman.
Edward Wilson of Looneyville riding Red owned by Edward Wilson.

On behalf of the Molasses Festival Committee I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Molasses Festival Parade...Norma Collins


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