The 2013 Backus Corn Fest hosted a variety of contests during a sunny weekend.
Following a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Linzie Schelde, grade 12, was crowned Miss Backus for the year. Merissa Ford was crowned princess, Debran Popkes was crowned first junior princess, Jasmine Dirks was named second junior princess, and Mikyla Wynn was named Little Miss for the second year in a row.
The Corn Fest raffle winners were:
• Matt Moore (Minneapolis) won 1/4 beef.
• Rick Richards (Backus) won 1/4 beef.
• Jim Thaler (Backus) won 1/2 hog.
• Kerri Worcester (Park Rapids) won 1/2 hog.
• DeAnne Waiters (Minneapolis) won a $100 gift certificate from Godfrey’s Our Family Foods.
• Christa Maas (Backus) won a $50 gift certificate from Foothills Alpaca Farm.
Parade winners were:
• Judges Choice: Red Hat Ladies.
• Corniest Float: Backus Locker.
• Youth Float: Pine Mountain Gospel.
• Best Color Guard: Walker American Legion.
• Best in Theme: Godfrey’s Our Family Foods.