Chingawassa results please event organizers

Attendance at this year?s Chingawassa Days was estimated at 2,500, prompting organizers to call it a huge success.

Jenna Brunner, a planning committee member for two years, said she heard a lot of positive feedback.

?It was awesome this year,? she said. ?I?ve heard nothing but wonderful comments about Pete Gile and how he was a one-man band.?

?We couldn?t have asked for better weather or entertainment,? she said.

In addition to the entertainment, many people participated in games and contests. Following are the results from most Chinga?wassa Days activities.

Dinky Duck Races prizes: Chris Hernandez, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. Amanda Gardner, $50 gift certificate at Carlson?s Grocery. Bettie Batt, Kansas City Chief?s autographed football. Cathy Cleeton, free oil change at Midway Motors. Bethany Grimmett, Craftsman ShopVac. Karne Druse, $25 gift certificate from Marion County Hardware. Claire McPhall, two dozen golf balls-ARSI. Dean Snelling, $100 cash. Elora Robinson, two passes to Kansas Cosmosphere. Kristi Mercer, FitBit Charge HR. Nicole Sampson, $20 gift certificate, Subway. Michelle Hett, Aunt Bee?s gift basket. Chris Hernandez, two free meal vouchers, Applebee?s Restaurant. Kyle Pierce, $25 gift certificate, Marion County Hardware. Gene Winkler, $50 gift certificate at Casey?s General Store. Walter Hein, two passes to Abilene & Smoky Valley RR. Chris Hernandez, Weber grill. Ann Carr, one item, Prairie Oak Alpaca. Kevin Cronkelton, Craftsman tool set. Amy Gillette, $50 gift certificate Carlson?s Grocery. Bettie Batt, $25 gift certification Marion County Hardware. Jeni Smith, free oil change, Mid?way Motors. Mickey Lundy, $100 cash. Emily Hake, Scentsy gift basket. Jeremiah Lange, Bose Soundlink Mini-Bluetooth speaker. Lori Kirkpatrick, pizza vouchers, Gambino?s Pizza. Michelle Hett, two dozen golf balls-ARSI. Sue Evenett, Black & Decker cordless drill. Riley Thomas, $20 gift certificate, Subway. Kinsley Brewer, $25 gift certificate, Marion Dry Cleaning. Brenda Rhodes, two free passes, Sedgwick County Zoo. Ken Vinduska, $25 gift certificate, Marion County Hardware. Kim Ross, six Kansas City Royals tickets. Toni Stephens, one item, Central Park Antiques. Elora Robinson, basket, Unique Designs. Darlene Leeds, picture, Odds ?n Ends Boutique. Jerome Hajek, $20 gift certificate, Wagon Wheel. Jon Neufeld, Coleman cooler set. Brandi Williams, $20 gift certificate, Wagon Wheel. Bethany Grimmitt, Vizio 43-inch smart television.

Rhino Sculpting: Youth division: Lily Thouvenall, first place, $15; Jaden Slifer, second, $10. Adult division: Jill Wagner, first place, $15; Alma Wagner, second, $10.

Bed races: Carlson?s Grocery took first place among four teams competing. Marion Middle School teachers won the best-dressed award.

Tug of-war: Hett Construction took first place among four teams competing.

Paper/Rock/Scissors: Elaine Ewert took first place among more than 70 contestants.

Rhino Run: The overall winner of the 5K was Austin Neufeld (age 13-20 male group) in 19:38. Other age groups: 12 and under male, Seth Lan?ning; 21-30 male, Dillon Rich?mond; 31-50 male, Brian Frese; 51 and over male, Mike Moran; 21-30 female, Tiana Gaines; 31-50 female, Kodi Panzer.

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