By Kathy Miller
The New Melle Festival Parade was held Saturday, June 12 and had a great turnout. The theme for the 2021 Parade was “Happy 200th Birthday Missouri.”
Workhorse Construction Group won 1st place in the business category with their float depicting a scene from “Little House on the Prairie.” Boone Country 4H won 1st place in the non-profit category with their float celebrating Missouri’s birthday with a giant birthday cake and candles.
Serving as Grand Marshall this year was Fr. Tom Miller, from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in this longstanding community tradition!
Winner, Best Business Category, Work Horse Construction Group.
Celebrating MO’s 200th bday with a depiction of Little House on the Prairie. Congratulations!
Celebrating MO’s 200th with a giant birthday cake. Congratulations!
L-R: Maggie McDonough - 2021, Samantha Brague - 2020, Josie Brakensiek - 2019, Shannon (Miller) Reel - 2010,
Heather (Martin) Stieghorst - 2004, Carrie (Bruns) Eckelkamp - 1997, and Kellely (Moore) Kurtz - 1992.
Sitting: Dera Mae Rehmeier, The first New Melle Queen, 1950.
New Melle 411 - Featuring Donnie McCloud
Blondin Professional Real Estate
Catala Facial Retreat & Boutique and Red House Salon
Fr. Tom, (IHM) Grand Marshall for the parade, driven by Maureen Blondin.
Little Miss & Mr Float: Grace Lee (Little Miss 2020), Emma Cenatiempo (2021 Little Miss)
and Nathan Rigano (2020 Little Mr.). Driven by Aaron Lee.
Missouri Proud Patriots
New Melle Festival Queen Float, featuring queens from 1992 to 2021.
Willie Mueller with his 1997 Ford F350.
2020 Retiring New Melle Queen, Sammy Brague.
The first New Melle Queen, Dera Mae Rehmeier-1950, riding with her daughter, Sara Felhoelter, and
Richard and Kaye Coates in Karen Howell's 1968 Chevelle. \
1974 Chevrolet Caprice Classic - New Melle, VFW