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First Red Flannel weekend results

Sunny but cool weather and many fun events made for a fantastic first weekend of the Red Flannel Festival! Find some of the results and photos below.

Prince and Princess

Photo by L. VanderLaan


The festivities kicked off with the 2010 Prince and Princess pageant. The free event filled the historic Kent Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 22. “Chairperson Angie Slagter and her team did an outstanding job of showcasing the 36 participants, and the entertainment by Dancing Plus was amazing!” said Michele Andres, president of the Red Flannel Festival. “As always, emcee Len Allington, President of the CSTA, was humorous as each child was “nterviewed.”
The new Red Flannel prince is Dylan Dine-Winchel, son of Kristen Lane and Brock Winchel; the new Red Flannel princess is Alayna Cook, daughter of Jen and Mike Cook.

5k run

Post photo by J. Reed.


The annual 5K run/walk started out bright and early Saturday morning, just after 9 a.m. The overall male winner was Ron Zywiocki, age 49, with a time of 16:21.83. Overall female winner was Tiffany Ohman, 24, with a time of 21:54.50. The winning team was Brieden-Miller Orthodontics, with a total team time of 1:48:26.13.

Click on the links below for the breakdown of winners by age and category.



Bed race winner

The Flance took first place in the bed races. Courtesy photo.


The bed races were loads of fun, with hijinks by the Keystone Kops, as always! The first place winner was the Flance, with a time of 1:39, second place was the Cedar Springs Marching Red Hawks with a time of 1:44, and third place went to Sleepless in Seattle with a time of 2:00. The Best dressed/costume award went to Independent Bank.

Highlander sheaf toss

Courtesy photo


New this year was the Scottish athletic demonstration next to Cedar Pub. In the photo above 2009 Queen’s court member Kali Oberdorfer tries her hand at the sheaf toss, instructed by Michigan Highlander Jerry Bowersox.

Childrens parade

Post photo by J. Reed


Dozens of children and their parents turned out for the annual children’s parade. Children, bikes, dogs, and even Darth Vader riding a bicycle were seen on Main Street.

Petting zoo

Post photo by J. Reed


At the end of the children’s parade, children were able to enjoy a petting zoo.
Results for the horseshoes event was unavailable at press time.

Rachel Lutdtke

Rachel Lutdtke won her division with 21 shots in one minute. Courtesy photo


Another new event done in partnership with the CS Area Parks and Rec Dept. was the free throw shoot out. Winners were: 10-under Corbin ? from Cedar Springs, 11-16 yrs Rachael Ludtke from Cedar Springs, 17-49 yrs Cody Nisonger from Sand Lake and 50+ Roger DeYoung from Cedar Springs.


Chili cook off winner

Post photo by J. Reed.

It was a perfect day for a chili cookoff. “Under Shannon Rowland’s leadership, and the generosity of Cedar Pub hosting the event, the 2010 Chili Cook Off was a great success!” said president Michele Andres. The winners were Kim VanHouten, Donna Adams and Diane Coughlin.

First place winners in Chili cook off.

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