87th annual Pioneer Reunion wraps Saturday night

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The 87th annual Pioneer Reunion in Clay County wraps up Saturday night.

Activities included a parade kicking off around 10 a.m. with a salute to the flag before festivities really kicked into high gear. 

City officials, volunteer fire departments and past Pioneer Queens started things off followed then by the amazing area marching bands. Sports teams, and of course the extravagant floats made by high school students.

Freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors compete for the top three sports in their own school. The winner from each school will ride their floats around the rodeo arena at 7 p.m.

Those watching all the festivities said there’s nothing like a big parade.

“I just wish we-I live in Quitman. I wish we could have a parade half as big as this,” attendee James Krodel said.

“Seems like a real good event. good turnout had real good weather for it, so we were happy to be here,” Clay County resident Rob Donnelly said.

The rodeo is followed by a dance in Pioneer Hall Saturday around 9 p.m.

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