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Results of the Blueberry Festival Parade

Mardi Gras horses walked down Main Street Saturday morning as part of the 37th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade.

WILTON - The 37th Annual Blueberry Festival brought hundreds to downtown Wilton this weekend for one of the area's biggest summertime events.

Organizer Shannon Smith thanked local first responders, town departments and civic groups for helping make the event a success. These included fire and police departments, local churches, the town office and Recreation Department staff, as well as members of Franklin County Chamber.

"Thanks to all the properties and business owners that allow use of their places to put crafters and vendors, with money raised for rental fees the cost of the festival is kept down," Smith said.

Smith also thanked the Kora Temple for participating in the parade, Friends of Wilson Lake for providing boat rides, Wilton Fire Department for giving children rides in the engine and Emblem Club members.

For those interested in donating to next year's festival can contact Smith at 778-4726. The festival is always the first full weekend of August, next year landing on Aug. 7 and 8. The theme will be "Happy Birthday MAINE" celebrating the state's Bicentennial. Go to https://wiltonbbf.com/ for up-to-date details.

The 37th Wilton Blueberry Festival Parade Results are as follows:

Commercial: 1st Spencer Transport; 2nd Brooks Lawn Care; 3rd Home Auto Group

Americanism: 1st Slingshot (Timberlake); 2nd Am. Red Cross; 3rd 1948 Jeepster (Ryder)

Most Original: 1st Winter Hill; Taxidermy 2nd; Train with children (Paige) 3rd

Mardi Gras: 1st Farmington Emblem Club #460; 2nd Dalene Tyler 3rd Franklin Savings Bank

Blueberry: 1st Western ME Com. Action; 2nd Allied Realty

Antique Cars: 1st 1929 Madel A (Knowlton); 2nd Dick Hutchinson

Tractors: 1st Maine Antique Tractor Club; 2nd John Deere

Best Youth Group: 1st Girl Scouts Troop #331; 2nd Team Tucker & Marcie

Best Walking Group: 1st Tri Valley United Way; 2nd Skowhegan Saving Bank

Wheels : 1st Circle T Farm; 2nd Wiscasset Raceway

Horse: 1st Charlene Cushing; 2nd McCleery Horses

Prize ribbons and money can be picked up at the Wilton Town Office after Monday.

Corn-hole Tournment

1st place: "Intimidators"- Doug Givins and Matthew Levensalo 2nd place: "#2"- Josh N. and Chad B. 3rd place: "Maineiacs"- Kory Coolidge and Ben Bridges

Baby Crawl

Division one: 1-12 months must crawl

1st place: Arabella Jean Harnden 10 mos./Wilton

Division two 13-24 months toddlers

1st place: Alana Mae Harnden, 24 mos./Wilton
2nd place: Ashleigh Grace Roberts, 21 mos./Jay
3rd place: Maisy Jodrey, 16 mos./Wilton

Doll & Bike

Doll 1st place: Brynlee Smith, 10 mos./Wilton
Bike 1st place: Lily Cole, 7 yr/Oneonta
2nd place: Jaidynn Pease, 8 yr/Wilton
3rd place: Jackson Cautillo, 5 yr/East Dixfield
Other 1st place: Madeline Magnin, 8 yr/Portland
2nd place: Madda Magnin, 2 yr/Portland
3rd place: Naveah Rodriquez, 3 yr/Jay

Parasol Decorating Contest

1st place: Shannon Smith- blueberry
2nd place: Cheryl Ann Buck-Jerry- feathers
3rd place: Naveah Rodriquez- masks

Art Show

Best in Show Abigail Bernard, "Untitled", pencil and charcoal drawing
Best Themed piece (Mardi Gras) Stephanie Benson "Le Clown Elephant", mixed media.

Aspiring Young Artist award

(ages 2-13) Kevin Montminy Age 10, "Sea Horse", watercolor
(ages 14-18) Maya Jocelyn Smith, "Reagan Triptych", mixed media
1 honorable mention Lawrence Manning "Lady in Red", painting

Blueberry Bake-off

Blueberry Best of Show: Paula Esposito

Main Dish
Adult
1st Paula Esposito
2nd Jessica Clouser
3rd Tyler Beattie
15 and under
none
Breakfast
Adult
1st Tyler Beattie
2nd Jessica Clouser
3rd Beth Karkos
15 and under
1st Trent Reese

Dessert
Adult
1st Beth Karkos
2nd Emma lively
3rd Calvin Cizek
15 and under
1st Jasmine Carlton

Misc.
Adult
1st Tyler Beattie
2nd Ryan Decker
3rd Beth Karkos
15 and under
1st Lucy Heidenny

Chili Contest

Chili Best of Show Brooke McKenna
Adult
1st Brooke McKenna
2nd Beth Karkos

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