Old Settlers Day brings fun, crowds to Marion

Autumn Hansen drives her grandkids down Main Street during the Old Settler’s Day Parade on Saturday. The theme of the parade was “The Eagle has Landed , to the Moon and beyond and featured all different types of floats. One float featured family members of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press

Luke Lanning and Grace Winter were elected homecoming royalty prior to Marion’s game with Inman Friday. Little helpers were Claire McFall and Grant Cooper. Janae Rempel / Free Press
The Prairieland float had a bunch of adorable little girls in tutus who smiled, waved and threw candy out at the crowd. The parade was full of floats of local businesses as well as classes throughout the years and many others.

The whole weekend was filled with events celebrating Marion and the pride was strong. Not even bad weather could interfere with friends and family as they caught up and hung out. The football game was postponed and not finished in time for print but the results will be up on the Free Press website. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press