The town of Marengo brought out their best red, white and blue on a hot day during their Fourth of July celebrations. The annual parade drew hundreds along the streets and a variety of modes of transportation, both old and new, made their way down the boulevard. Photo by Wade Bell
July 13, 2011
The Crawford County Fourth of July celebration at Marengo had fine weather and several girls participate in the Jr. Miss and Teen Miss pageants. The Junior Miss Fourth of July pageant winner was Amber Bowman. First runner-up was Caitlin Deweese. Jesse Stephenson took home the Patriotic Wear award, and Cally Sturgeon won the formal wear award. Junior Miss Photogenic was Kaylee Grizzel, and Junior Miss Congeniality was Stephanie Johnson. Amber Bowman also was awarded the best interview. In the Teen Miss pageant, the winner was Shaidy Wetzel. First runner-up was Shelby Deweese, and second runner-up winner was Cheyenne Lahue. Wetzel also took home the Patriotic Wear award, and Shelby Deweese won the Formal Wear award. Katie Hunt was crowned Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. The Best Interview award went to Deweese. Other contestants in the pageants included Destiny Reed, Arianna Cox and Alexis Gibson.