Uniontown’s Old Settler’s Picnic Results

The Old Settler’s Picnic Parade.

Uniontown had a cool, cloudy day on Labor Day for their annual Old Settler’s Picnic, which has been going on since 1905.

The weekend was full, with a fishing derby, community church service and games preceding the day of the picnic, along with  Uniontown High School all-school reunion.

On Labor Day a parade, picnic,  games and the traditional recognition of Old Settlers took place along with a large car show in memory of Dale Jackson, a long-time business owner.

Girls race in a contest during the Old Settler’s Picnic.

The following results of some of the contests were provided by Becky Shinn, treasurer/secretary of the Old Settler’s Picnic Committee.

On Sunday night, the corn hole contest was won by Tyler Walker and Chase Ermel, with second place going to Corey Chandra and Dillion Weddle.

“The Sunday Family Fun night was well attended,” Shinn said.
“The activities went very well and everyone had a chance to see old friends.”

The children’s parade always preceeds the bigger parade and the following kids won prizes for:
Best Theme: Harper and Holden Bunnell,
Best Costume: Josie Miller and  Bennett Miller, and
Best Battery Operated Child’s Vehicle: Jett Troutman with Sadie and Molly Troutman.


The following groups won prizes in the parade:
Best Church Float: Bethel Community Baptist Church

Bethel Community Baptist Church in the Old Settler’s Parade.

Best Theme Float: The Class of ‘62

Best School Floats:
1. UHS Sophomore Class and UHS Football players.

The Uniontown High School football team in the parade.

Second place: Fort Scott Community Cheer and Dance Team.

The traditional recognition for oldest woman at the park – Natalie Comstock, oldest gentleman at the park – Glen Post;
the couple married the longest -Jerry and Betty O’Harah at 62 years and the former Uniontown resident that traveled the farthest- Dean and Shirly Meyers.

Special recognition was given to Suzie Franklin for all the help she has given the Old Settlers Picnic through the years.

The Uniontown High School Cheerleaders.

The winners of the drawing for cash prizes were:
$100 – Jessica Hagon; $75 – Zach Franklin and
$50 – Michael Ireland.

The Old Settler’s Picnic Committee members were Shayla Knight, Rhonda DeWitt, Nancy Holt and Becky Shinn.

The Uniontown High School Band marches in the parade.
Horses are always a part of the Uniontown Old Settler’s Picnic Parade.
The Uniontown City Park was full of people enjoying food, friends and family for the annual picnic.
The turtle race is a kid favorite at Old Settler’s Picnic.
Dale Jackson Memorial Car Show results:

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