The Ottumwa Courier

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September 13, 2013

Delta Day enjoyed by the community

DELTA — The annual Delta Days Celebration started with a beautiful warm day. A larger than usual number came to the Covered Bridge Run, 28 ran from What Cheer, Sigourney, New Sharon, Hedrick, Fairfield, Richland and Delta. The fastest 1 mile age 12-and-under trophy went to Mason Harter of Sigourney. This trophy is given every year since Garry McDermott started the tradition before his death. The fastest female trophy went to Stacie Shettler of Sigourney, and the fastest male trophy went to Nathan Fritz of Sigourney. This year's run sponsors were the Moore-Strong family.

The parade was next, and Michael Berg sang the National Anthem. Becky Stewert carried the U.S. flag and Merrill Moore carried the Iowa flag. They were followed by the Sigourney High School Marching Band.

The Grand Marshalls were "The 3 Ross Sisters" Gladys Souer, Marie Sauer and Ethel Roach, all Delta residents. They were driven by Babe Hauschild of What Cheer.

The Delta Fire Dept was next with fire vehicles driven by Todd Fisher (Delta Fire Chief) and Tony Ingle. Cassie Beaman and Dawn Whitmore handed out candy.

Ice cream was handed out to the children before and during the parade as a donation from Leda McAdams.

Rod Hart of Madrid drove a 1950 Dodge owned by Dixie Shipley. Mr. Delta (Jonathan Aller) and Miss Delta (Dani Aller) were driven by Roma Neitzel. Little Mr. Keokuk County Fair-Colton Voyles of Delta and Little Miss Keokuk County Fair-Brielle Williams of Hedrick were driven by Carol Ann Huffman.

A 1957 Ford Fairlane Retractable hardtop in memory of Joe Hollingsworth (deceased) and his wife Barb was driven by their daughters Beth Danowsky and Missy Ingle. Gary and Sandy VanPatten of What Cheer drove their 1974 Corvette. A new Ranger Pick-up (Wagler Motors) with trailer of pedal cars belonging to Larry and Marilyn Schroeder was driven by Larry Schroeder and Fred Snakenberg.

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