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Winners of Homestead Festival prizes, contests announced

PRINCETON — The Homestead Festival Planning Committee has announced winners from the weekend event.

The winner of the 50/50 Raffle was Paul Kautz, who took home $11,222. This year’s total jackpot was $22,443.

On Friday evening, the Princeton Junior Woman’s Club announced its annual baby contest winners. For the girls, the winner was Piper Petersen, daughter of Michael and Paige Petersen of Princeton, and runner-up was Quinn Swearingen, daughter of Matt and Jamie Swearingen of Sheffield. For the boys, the winner was Dallas Eckberg, son of Kaelynn Geheber and Derrick Eckberg of Princeton, and the runner-up was Kellen Burrows, son of Austin and Lindsey Burrows of Princeton.

Five awards were given out for the parade floats on Saturday. The Owen Lovejoy Memorial Trophy went to the float portraying this year’s theme, “Journey Home,” the best. Liberty Village was the commercial float that took home the award and Zearing 4-H was the non-commercial float that took home the award.

The Grand Marshal’s Trophy, for most beautiful entry went to Town & Country Services for commercial and Bishops Small Dog Rescue for non-commercial. The Mayor’s Trophy for most original went to Lifetime of Smiles for commercial and GES Sound Services for non-commercial.

The Most Humorous entry was MTM Recognition for commercial and Princeton Red Hats for non-commercial. Ambassadors Trophy for an out-of-town entry expressing goodwill between cities went to Brazel Farms Produce.

The window display winners were also announced. Commercial winners were Bruce Jewelers, Meadows and The Studio. Club/organization winners were Princeton Junior Woman’s Club in Studio K window, Red Hats in Four Seasons window and Gateway Services in the former Rachel Rene window.

Collections/historians winners were Glen Lange in Sherwin Williams windows, Norman Harris in Kramer’s Kitchen windows and the Bureau County Genealogical Society.

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