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Stars & Stripes event winners listed

Noelle Esler, Crosslake, won Most Patriotic as Betsy Ross in the Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Kiddie Parade on Tuesday, July 4, in Trailside Park. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal1 / 7
Harper Winkelman found the Golden Bobber in the playground. Submitted Photo2 / 7
A parade-goer shows off his American pride during Pequot Lakes’ Stars & Stripes Days parade Tuesday, July 4. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal 3 / 7
In addition to national patriotism, hometown pride was also on display in several floats at the Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Parade. Dan Determan/Echo Journal4 / 7
Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei waves to the crowd at the Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Parade Tuesday, July 4. Dan Determan/Echo Journal 5 / 7
A team of races are off to a speedy start during the bed races Tuesday, July 4, at Trailside Park. The event was part of Pequot Lakes’ Stars & Stripes Days. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal 6 / 7
The Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society showcased its fire tower float at the Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Parade Tuesday, July 4. Dan Determan/Echo Journal7 / 7

Stars & Stripes Parade

Best Overall: Northern Lakes Rescue with dogs.

Best Theme: Dan Ronning family, featuring the theme "Bobbin' Into Town" with bobbers of all sizes.

Most Patriotic: Heritage House of Pequot Lakes, featuring red, white and blue banners and American flags.

Kiddie Parade

Best Overall: Audrey, Julia and Grant Sheridan, of Plymouth. Grant dressed as Uncle Sam and pulled a wagon filled with "presents." Audrey and Julia dressed in red, white and blue and party hats carried a banner that said "Happy Birthday America."

Best Theme: Zechariah and Elijah Paulus, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for their "Making America Great Again" entry where they dressed as construction workers.

Most Patriotic: Noelle Esler, Crosslake, who rode in a wagon dressed as Betsy Ross complete with a sewing machine.

Golden Bobber

Harper Winkelman found the Golden Bobber in the playground. "I was just playing and I found it," she said.

Bean Bag Toss Tournament

First: Beth and Derrick Metzger.

Second: Kevin Wendt and Trevor Huber.

Third: Mitch Kittock and Dave Ackerman.

Bed Races

First: Subi.

Second: Thurn Family Trekkers

Third: The Galligans.

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