Marty Chitty gets a little pie in the face while helping the Girl Scouts raise money. For $1, people could stand a few feet back and try to pie the person who was behind the board.
Tim Hadley and his son, Connor, 6, ride a 1942 Oliver 70 that was bought brand new by Tim’s grandpa, Milo. Strange as it may be, Hadley said, his great-grandpa, William, was killed on that tractor in October of 1942, making it quite the family piece. Grandpa Milo was driving the tractor at the time. They were picking corn and the PTO shaft caught William’s coat. Hadley and son were riding the historic family tractor through the Lincoln Highway Days parade. Tim said every time he gets on that tractor, he gets chills.
A first-ever cornhole tournament took place during this year’s Lincoln Highway Days. The boards were built and the tournament held by the Nevada High School wrestling team.
Caitlyn Sharp keeps the beat going as the Nevada High School band members make their way through Saturday’s Lincoln Highway Days parade.
Jane Rewerts gets to see the parade from a riding through it seat with the Rewerts Well Company truck.
Reed Kelly, 7, of Nevada, rides the mechanical bull at Lincoln Highway Days. Reed said he did it last year too, but didn’t stay on very well. This year he was more confident and enjoying riding longer.
Alena Prom Robinson of Nevada pets one of the miniature horses being shared by One-Heart Equestrian Therapy during Lincoln Highway Days, with her great-niece, Hadlee Irwin, 3, of McCallsburg. The miniature horses are therapy certified and were incredibly friendly and delightful for all those stopping to pet them and feed them.
Jennifer and Sam Schmit of Ankeny pose for a picture with their dog, Kohna, 9. Kohna is a Samoyed. A certified therapy dog, he is wearing his YSS shirt in support of Youth and Shelter Services, which had a booth at Lincoln Highway Days. Sam Schmit said he grew up in Nevada, so it was good coming back to town.
Chuck Peebles and his son, Dylan, wait for the parade to start.
Getting treats at one of the downtown vendor stands are Iowa State students Aadira Nambi, of India; Nicole Hoke, of Tempe, Ariz., and Alissa Hargett, of Chicago. Hoke said her parents are Iowans, and she is related to the Nusbaum family of Nevada.
Brielle Alman, 4, of Zearing, gets a kiss from one of the One Heart miniature horses. This is One-Heart Equestrian Therapy’s 16th year of providing horse therapy services.
Photos by Marlys Barker