Special Events & Festivals

Princess Wildcat


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lily Clanin (left) the 2013 Young Miss Wildcat, receives her crown from Lacy Curry, a former Princess Wildcat, during the Princess Wildcat contest Saturday evening, Aug. 24, at Markle Park.

Little Miss Wildcat


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Janell Lemler (left) the 2013 Little Miss Widcat, receives her crown from Lacy Curry, a former Princess Wildcat, during the Princess Wildcat contest on Saturday evening, Aug. 24.

Princess Wildcat


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Abigail Reichard (left) receives her crown after being named 2013 Princess Wildcat from former title holder Lacy Curry during the Princess Wildcat contest on Saturday, evening, Aug. 24.

C'mon, jump!


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kylie Nevius tries to get her frog to jump far during the Wildcat Festival frog jumping contest at Markle Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Waterball


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Teams from the Markle (left) and Uniondale fire departments battle it out during he Markle Wildcat Festival waterball fights on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park.

Yuck!


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mark Kohlhorst lets a tarantula crawl on his hand during his Mark's Ark animal show on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Wildcat Festival at the Markle Park.

Markle bounce


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jason Lenwell (left) and Collins Vosler come down a bouncy slide at the Markle Park during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Raiders in Markle


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Riverview Middle School marching band drumline performs during the Marle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Princess Wildcat candidate


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Abigail Reichard is running for the title of Miss Wildcat at the Princess Wildcat Contest as part of the 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival. The contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

Little Miss Wildcat candidate


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Running for the title of Little Miss Wildcat at the Princess Wildcat Contest as part of the 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival are (from left) Janell Lemler and Sawyer Peterson. The contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

Markle Wildcat Festival ready to roll Aug. 23-25

Candidates for the title of Young Miss Wildcat at the Princess Wildcat Contest as part of the 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival pose for this promotional photo.
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The 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival kicks off Friday, Aug. 23, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 25.

"We just have a lot of stuff planned and a lot of events going on and there's going to be something for pretty much everybody," says Diane Wedler, festival chair.

The festival commences Friday with a pork chop dinner at the Markle Fire Station at 4 p.m., and running to 8 p.m.
A dance with DJ Watt, which will include a swing dance group demonstration, will also be held at the fire station and runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Harper takes first Hula Hoop Contest

Ten-year-old Brooklyn Harper took first place in the Andrews Summer Festival Hula Hoop Contest on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Second place went to Jorri Booth, 8.

Both girls stopped only after everyone else dropped out.

The youngest hula hooper in the contest was Serenity Boggs, 8, who kept the hoop going tor 8.5 minutes.

The hula hoop contest drew 16 contestants and went three rounds. It was sponsored by Miller's Pub.

 

Making a butterfly


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Teyler Tingle works diligently to make a butterfly during children's activities at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturdya, Aug. 17.

Marching Vikes in Andrews


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

The Marching Vikes colorguard performs as it heads down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

Tractors on parade at Andrews


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Several tractors make their way down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

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