City’s kite wins second place in people’s choice awards

By Linda Trest, Staff Writer
Posted 10/23/19

The City of Gerald’s entry in the Kites of Franklin County People’s Choice awards, won second place.

Wanda Parsons, the project committee chairperson, came to Gerald Monday to present …

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City’s kite wins second place in people’s choice awards

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The City of Gerald’s entry in the Kites of Franklin County People’s Choice awards, won second place.

Wanda Parsons, the project committee chairperson, came to Gerald Monday to present $100, a certificate and a key to hang from the kite to city officials.

The kite was designed and painted by Jon Bush, an artist from Columbia whose parents, Don and Nancy Bush reside near Gerald. The kite is affixed to the front exterior wall at city hall.

The kite project was part of a year-long celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of Franklin County.

127 kites were entered in the kite project. They can be viewed by visiting https://franklinmo200.com/kites-of-franklin-county/ The kites are displayed throughout the county.

The county was named after Ben Franklin, famous for experiments with a kite and a key in harnessing electricity.

Earlier this summer, a Gerald man, Miles Ehlers won first place in a Ben Franklin look-a-like contest.

As the year-long celebration comes to a close, there are still three events to attend. The Washington Pumpkin Palooza will celebrate both the bicentennial and Halloween on Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This family friendly event is free and Farmers’ Market vendors will be there all day.

A Ghost Hunt at Tri-County Restaurant and Truck Stop will take place Oct. 26, from 6-10 p.m.

Washington’s Olde Fashioned Christmas will feature carriage rides, reindeer and more on Dec. 1, from 3-5 p.m.

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