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Weather Passes Through, Allows for Successful ‘Thursdays in Pella’

Posted By News On June 11, 2010 @ 6:29 am In Today’s Local News | Comments Disabled

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Rains and cloudy skies passed through just in time Thursday afternoon, allowing for another well-attended “Thursdays in Pella” event. Marion County bank served nearly 3,000 free hamburger meals in celebration of their 75th anniversary, and sponsored free inflatable games for children.
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The night also featured several contests as part of the “Blast from the Past” night, sponsored by KNIA/KRLS. 12-year-old Taylor Bolt, daughter of Kevin and Kim Bolt, won the hula hoop contest. Brianna Jansen, daughter of Tracy and Kent Jansen placed second.
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Taylor’s sister – 8-year-old Molly Bolt – was a contest winner as well, as judges selected her as the best in the twist contest, and 7-year-old Elyse Kriegel was runner-up. Elyse is the son of Mark and Jamie Kriegel.
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The night also included the popular (and often messy) bubble gum-blowing contest. 12-year-old Sebastian Martin, son of Andrew and Sherry Martin blew the biggest bubble in the finals; while 14-year-old Autumn Turner, daughter of Mark and Jennifer Turner, placed second.
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A classic car show also returned this year as part of “Blast from the Past”, with awards for “Best in Show” – which went to Larry Kuiper; 2nd Place – claimed by Doug Van Gorkom; and “People’s Choice” – which was awarded to Dan Hughes.
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Other highlights of the evening included a performance by popular Elvis Impersonator Allan Robuck, and a concert by the Pella City Band.
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