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4A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, June 2, 2011 This horse drawn Victorian carriage represents Murray Horse Company, Mankato. Gordon Murray drives a Victoria Panel Boot Carriage made by William Lawn, Troy, New York, in 1905. The carriage is pulled by a team of half Percheron and half quarter horse mares named Betty and Bonnie. Donna Ramey anda dog named Freckles ride in the carriage. Gordon Murray buys, se s and trades horses and horse related tack in Jewell County as part of Murray Horse Company. Riding on a Vestey Festival float on behalf of the Elks contribution to youth are(around the circle from far left) Bridget Dalton, Charlyne Dalton, Kohl Hiatt- Shreve,.Shawnee Schoenrock, Jerome Dalton and Christiano Villican0 (both )artially hidden.) Scenes from the Vestey Festival 20] 1 Beverly Beavers (left), Superior, visits With Tom King. Both were dressed in period costume. Beavers portrayed, Evelyn Brodst0ne, who later became known as Lady Vestey, for whom Superior's Victorian celebration is named. King addressed the crowd as former presidert, Ulysses S. Grant; Grant followed Abraham Lincoln as president. He was often misunderstood and ridiculed, but lead the reconstruction of the country after the civil war. King was sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council. ', Arnold and Dayna Miller, Superior, watch the "Puddle Jumpers" as theycirculate through the Vestey Festival crowd, Saturday in Superior. The geese are owned and trained by Paul Messerschmidt, also known as the "Gooseman." Paul has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lung disease and was instructed by his physiician to exercise. To keep himself company he started walking with his geese, whom he has trained to stop at stop signs and watch for cars. Each goose was dressed in style and Paul carried a horse's bridle and guitar. Several youth assisted with music during the Vestey Festival. Kirstin Studer sang the national anthem to open the parade. Above, .Trisha Hayes sings to the Saturday morning Vestey crowd. Two teenage gals .(not pic* tu re1) choreographed the songs near by. Several school administrators, teachers and coaches bantered with the Vestey Festival crowd, challeng- ing them at the dunk tank in down- town Superior, Saturday morning. Above, are some who accepted the challenge. Adison Scott (left) the four,year-old daughter of Corey and Jada Scott, Nick Mumm, a Superior school Ashland, and Tyson Zimmerman the six-year-old son of Allen and Jamie teacher and coach, was one of sev- Wildcat women from the Superior High School Class of 1964 publicly Zimmerman Superior, were named Little Queen and King at the Victorian eralvolunteershepingnomanycould announcedattheVesteyParadethatmostoftheclassiscelebratingtheir65th Festival, Saturday. The Little King and Queen contest is sponsored by the hit him in the face with a pie. The birthday this year. Pictured in the foreground are Linda (Erickson)Halvorson, Superior Mother's club. event was a fund raiser for the Supe- .': i Karen (Hamel) Lindhorst, and Sharon (Ritterbush)Combs. rior girls basketball team. Verlene Watson (foreground) and.. her daughter, Janette Brenneman (dressed as Florence Nightingale) led the Brodstone Memorial Hospital's parade exhibit at the Vestey Festival Parade. The exhibit portrayed work done by a hospital volunteer group known as the Sparkplugs whose primary objective is to promote positive attitudes. Several other hospital employees were part of the entry. Rick Hiatt, dressed as Santa. Others rode in all-terrain vehicles. Each represented attitude building activities at the hospital. Julie Simonsen (foreground) and Richard Nelson throw candy in[o the Saturday's parade crowd on behalf of the ., Central National Bank. In the background, Shana Lindberg (center, left) and Missy Woerner serve as te lers on the float representing banking facilities around the turn of the 19th century. Brooklynn Gra bast sits in the passenger seat of a 1930 Pierce-Arrow car owned by her great-grand parents, Vernon (background) and Elizabeth Kaldah!.',Our great-grandchildren seldom get to ride in this car because it does not have seat belts,,' Liz said. "Even the first car seats for children are much different than they are today." The car was one of many Pleasure Cruiser antique automobile exhibits on display in downtown Superior Saturday. Mo t were also part of the Ves[ey Festival parade. Betty Schott, Superior, played the upright piano decorated with dolls at the Nuckolls County Museum during Living History Days, Saturday afternoon, One visitor Said, "It's really special when you know the words to the song.,