FREMONT – The big weekend came and now it’s gone. Tomorrow everyone will be heading back to work, forcing a return to their daily lives and leaving the memory of the 2017 John C. Fremont Days behind them.
Sunday was a hot one, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s. Sweat dripped down people’s faces as they watched the John C. Fremont Days parade, but crowd size proved that a lot of people believed it was well worth it.
Kati Fletcher, parents to Jack and Ella Fletcher, really enjoys John C. Fremont days, and she thinks of it as a fun family event.
“They have a lot of fun, free activities to take advantage of. The horse riding was fun and the car show, walking through and showing them all the old cars and the fancy cars,” said Fletcher.
The boy scouts were one of the organizations that had their own float, and boy scout Anton Pedersen told me about what he was looking forward to most for the day.
“Mostly just standing on the float,” said Pederson.
Bob Nordstrom, of Lincoln, was a lone participant in the parade who came to Fremont just to advertise several political candidates. Nordstrom said he does this to promote engagement.
“This is the strongest democracy in the history of mankind, and the reason is because people participate – and it’s this kind of participation, people care – on both sides! They get all worked up and emotional and that’s why we participate.” said Nordstrom.
At the start of the parade there were even people who were so kind as to cool people off with their water guns, whether they wanted it or not! Temperatures reached the upper 90s, so the majority definitely appreciated it.
Anyone who watched the parade might have seen floats from Don Peterson & Associates, First National Bank, Camp Fontanelle, Fremont Rural Fire Department and so much more!
Winning floats in the parade were:
- Best Business Entry First National Bank
- Best Religious Entry Church of the Nazarene
- Best Historical Entry American Legion Post 20
- Best Overall Entry Don Peterson & Associates
Now that the weekend is over, mark your calendars for next year’s John C. Fremont Days – July 13, 14 and 15 of 2018. KHUB/KFMT hopes everyone had a fun and safe weekend!