Following are the results from activities held during Topeka’s 4th of July celebration:
Big Wheel Race
Ages 2-3: Breanna Yoder
Ages 4-5: Seth Nissley
Ages 6-7: Isaac Nissley
Men’s Race – 1. Merle Miller, Paul Miller, Melvin Shrock, Richard Miller, 29.4 Seconds; 2. Sam Lambright, Lyndon Miller, Lamar Miller, John Miller, 29.5 Seconds; 3. Lavern Bontrager, Calvin Bontrager, Ernest Bontrager, Larry Nisley, 30.0 Seconds.
Women’s Race – 1. Jane Fry, Ida Miller, Doris Kuhns, Regina Petersheim, 33.3 Seconds; 2. Amy Helmuth, Sharon Kerrington, Lael Nafziger, Jen Yordy, 36.3 Seconds; 3. Marilyn Miller, Lori Raber, Deborah Bontrager, Mary Kay Bontrager, 36.7 Seconds.
Bike Decorating Contest
1. Abraham Harris son of Bret and Christine Harris.
Pie Eating Contest
Ages 10-14: Jordan Bronsing
Ages 15-24: Alejandero
Ages 25-39: Matt Singelton
Ages 40-60: Rafael Flores
Parade “Let Freedom Ring”
Color Guard: LaGrange County Sheriff Department – Terry Martin, John Fichtner, Don Faust, Doug Leslie, Jared Meyers;
Grand Marshall: Becca Colby, who etired this year after 37 years at Topeka Elementary;
Commercial Winner: Starcraft;
Antique Car Winner: Horseless Carriage, Wayne Miller;
Classic Car Winner: 1934 Ford Street Rod, Al Frain;
Best Use of Theme Winner: Precious Gifts Preschool of Topeka;
Motorcycle Winner: Harley Davidson, Paul Yoder;
Judge’s Choice Winner: Country Style Meats of Topeka;
Non-Commercial Winner: Eden Worship Center;
Group Horse/Animal Winner: Beth and Amy Hochstetler rode their decorated horses.