August 22, 2014

Frontier Days 2014

2014 Abdallah Miss Congeniality, Lilly Fleming rides in Edgerton's Frontier Days parade.

2014 Abdallah Miss Congeniality, Lilly Fleming rides in Edgerton’s Frontier Days parade. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Special to The Gardner News
In June of every year, the community of Edgerton Kansas celebrates it’s heritage with their annual Frontier Days. Since 1971 this event has brought the town together through carnival, craft, sports, music and parade. This years event was June 20-22.
A good sized crowd lined the street for the parade, which began at 10:00 am on Saturday June 21. Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts and Brian Andrew served as emcees on the grandstand. Parade Grand Marshals were David & Irene Eastwood.

GEHS marching band passes the grandstand at Edgerton's Frontier Days parade.

GEHS marching band passes the grandstand at Edgerton’s Frontier Days parade. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

In addition to the parade, there was a full schedule of other activities throughout the three day event. There was a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival rides and games, mini-nascar, frog & turtle races, craft booths, baby contest, beer gardens, tractor pull and musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.
The American Legion Riders, Chapter 19, of Gardner, sponsored an exhibit “Remembering our Fallen of Kansas” inside City Hall, which is adjacent to the Edgerton Community Museum. The traveling exhibit honors military personnel from the state of Kansas who lost their lives in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict.

Standing on the front porch of the Edgerton Community Museum, General Ulysses S. Grant, portrayed by Randy Durbin of Overbrook, offers a cigar to General Robert E. Lee, portrayed by Lane Smith of Overland Park. Lee declined.

Standing on the front porch of the Edgerton Community Museum, General Ulysses S. Grant, portrayed by Randy Durbin of Overbrook, offers a cigar to General Robert E. Lee, portrayed by Lane Smith of Overland Park. Lee declined. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

At 11:15, on the front porch of the Edgerton Community Museum, Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee were portrayed in the “Road From Appomattox” program.

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