Annual festival lived up to its reputation

The 2022 Lions Club Labor Day Festival weekend had beautiful summer weather with the air quality levels held to moderate. The Tuff Truck event had a good crowd each day where the engines roared and the Lions Burgers were cookin’. Look for the results of Tuff Trucks in next week’s edition of the Illinois Valley News. Children were lined up to get their free school supplies from Darlene Anderson and then headed on over to the Clampers booth to get a hot dog and snow cone while listening to the shrill of the I.V. High cheerleaders when they were dropped into the dunk tank.
It was nice to have the festival back to normal with the beer garden and musical events. It is the main time of year when people catch up on news with a hug and a smile.
I.V. Yeah! Director Monique Allen did a fabulous job helping out the Lions Club with the Labor Day Parade. Although the parade seemed a little shorter this year, the turnout was great and everyone was smiling and enjoying the festivities. Chuck Taylor was the grand marshal of the parade and the judges this year include Sara Cole, Cameron Camp and Bryce Galland.
And the parade winners went to: Pat Allen Sr., military with veterans in cars; Ed Webb, Horse & Rider with five military branches; Kris Sherman, I.V. Fire for emergency services; Amy Lusson, public service for Main Street Cave Junction, I.V. Chamber of Commerce, Farmers’ Market float (see photo on A-1); Todd Henry’s I.V. Surf for adult club; Roger Wilson, club youth for JOES’s Place; Ced Walker, sports for I.V. High Football; Jason Lennon for custom auto; Harvey Caron for his ‘54 Chevy pickup, ‘72 Ford and three tractors; Good Earth Organic, commercial truck with a Dodge Diesel and gooseneck trailer; and Dutch Bros. for commercial.
The 2022 Lions Club Harley Motorcycle raffle winner went to Sabrina Keene of Grants Pass. Lions President Rick Morgan was on his way Tuesday, Sept. 6 to deliver the motorcycle, so stay tuned for photos.