'We Got Together' theme celebrated during Homecoming parade

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
The junior class float with the theme “Smear the Princes” placed second in the high school float division of the Ridgewood Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 2. Riding on the float were Brittany Bainbridge, Jaquie Imhoff and Alexis Tucker-Stiles.

    It was a beautiful sunny day for the Ridgewood Homecoming Parade Saturday morning, Oct. 2, in downtown Cambridge. This year’s theme was “We Got Together.”

    Residents from Cambridge, Woodhull and Alpha lined the streets to cheer on their favorite entry.

    Winners in the float categories were announced by Kris Wexell and Amy Moskowitz.

    Dustin Johnson and Samantha  Stevenson of Cambridge and Jared Swanson and Natalie Nelson of AlWood, reigned as this year’s Homecoming kings and queens.

    Cambridge court attendees were seniors Kalli Humphrey, Emily Schmoll, Dana Brock, Lexi Sipp, Tyler Nimrick, Kyle Lookingbill, Nate Mortensen and C. J. DeKezel. Cambridge crown bearers were Landon Hannam and Kerigan Lewis.

    AlWood court attendees were: seniors Ella Teel, Sara McDowell, Tyler Waugh and Jacob Morrison; juniors Somer Anderson, Cassie Herring, Jansen Noble and Ethan Francis; sophomores Lydia Kyser and Jacob Peterson; freshmen Addison Barman and Derrick Barth and crown bearers Sydney Poppy and Jager Samuelson.

    In the high school floats category, the seniors took first place and also best overall class float, juniors, second; sophomores, third; freshman fourth.    

    The grade school float took first place in the elementary and junior high school category.

    In the organization and group category, the Cambridge High?School FFA float took first place.

    The most artistic float was the senior class parents followed by the Cambridge Champs 4-H float in second and the Cambridge Youth?Football team float in third.

    For the commercial category, BankORION took first place followed by Myers Towing.

    In the antique cars and trucks category, the 1948 car pulling the sophomore float took first place.

    In the antique tractor category, Bob Hulslander of Cambridge took first place with his 1959 International Harvester tractor followed by Jerry Ruhnow in second place with the John Deere 730 pulling tractor, and Riley Cauwels in third place with his 1973 Case tractor.

    In the classic car category, Kevin Scott of Cambridge took first place with his 1954 Chevy.

    In the open class, Twisted Sisters took first place followed by the Spartans in second and Bud Hier in third place.

    In the equestrian category, Isabella Frisk took first place followed by Cindy Frisk in second place.

    In the children’s division of the parade, the best costume was won by a tie between Hannah Lawrence and Tristen Walline and Wyatt Moriarity and Lilly Kessinger. Bradleigh Schaefer took third place.

    The best decorated bike and or attire for ages eight and under was won by Kourtnie Johnson and Kassidy Johnson.

    The best decorated bike and or attire ages nine and over was won by Tanner Coziahr and Cole Piggott.

    The best decorated motorized vehicle was a tie between Madison Swanson and Kodi Stropes.

    The best float (other) category was won by the Cambridge United Methodist Church.