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Memories made at 2014 Ox Cart Days

Candy crazies at the Ox Cart Days Grand Parade Sunday in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)1 / 24
Star Prairie Royalty cowboy up during the Queen’s Tea at Ox Cart Days. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)2 / 24
Tucker Hazzard of Osceola and Tony Struemke of Hudson paddled their way to first place during the canoe races Saturday afternoon. It was the pair’s third year competing, and their 45:33 winning time was a team best. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)3 / 24
Attendees of Star Prairie’s annual Ox Cart Days participate in the always popular bean bag tournament on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)4 / 24
Dick Rondeau poses with his 1954 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop at Saturday afternoon’s car show. Rondeau is a regular at car shows all over the state, and he even stopped at Bernard’s car show in New Richmond before making his way to Star Prairie. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)5 / 24
The New Richmond Middle School Marching Band performed during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)6 / 24
The Star Prairie Royalty made their final appearance in the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)7 / 24
Grand Marshal Helen Demulling waves to friends during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)8 / 24
Grand Marshal Helen Demulling got an early introduction by her great grand kids during the Kiddie Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)9 / 24
Members of the Bethany Lutheran Church’s VBS Spy Academy kept a low profile during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)10 / 24
Members of the Bethany Lutheran Church’s VBS Spy Academy kept a low profile during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)11 / 24
Star Prairie Fish and Game put in an appearance in the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)12 / 24
Johnson Motors displayed a late, late model in the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)13 / 24
Students from the Kyuki-Do Martial Arts School put on a demonstration during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)14 / 24
A tractor celebrity waves to fans during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)15 / 24
Sunday’s Ox Cart Days festival in Star Prairie marked the end of their royalty program. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)16 / 24
Members of the Star Prairie Royalty put in a second more casual appearance during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)17 / 24
A member of the New Richmond Middle School Marching Band ignores the photographer during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)18 / 24
Tubas are lighter than they used to be and that’s a good thing for a parade. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)19 / 24
The daredevil drivers of the ZorZoo Road Runners buzz the crowd during the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)20 / 24
Woodville Royalty provided a distinctively Viking flavor to the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 21 / 24
Baldwin Royalty rides one of the more distinctive floats in the Grand Parade Sunday at Ox Cart Days in Star Prairie. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)22 / 24
Guest Royalty enjoy the Royal Brunch at the Queen’s Tea as part of Star Prairie’s Ox Cart Days celebration. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)23 / 24
Royalty from more than 15 communities participated in the Queen’s Tea as part of Star Prairie’s Ox Cart Days celebration. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)24 / 24

From Aug. 14-17, Star Prairie celebrated Ox Cart Days with a wide variety of events, from train rides and face painting to a classic car show and canoe race. The festival also included a 5K or 10K walk/run and a demonstration by members of the St. Croix County K-9 unit as well as music by Trigger Happy and a fastpitch softball tournament. There were also street dances, a bean bag toss and a parade.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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