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Horicon Day draws large crowd, inspires community

A classic boat and car exhibit, Olson said, was also popular. Matt Wood's entry, an antique Model A Ford, won the trophy as most popular entry in the show, organized by Doug Wilson.

Olson added the Girl and Boy scouts and Cub Scouts all had a good time, and the Horicon Fire Company reaped robust receipts in a coin drop they held.

He said that a variety of games sponsored by Horicon Baptist Church, the Horicon Fire Company and the Girl Scouts kept families busy for hours with fun activities.

Kevin Radford, pastor of Horicon Baptist, agreed. Games sponsored by the church included face painting, an obstacle course, a ball toss and mini-golf shot. The Girl Scouts held a coin toss and a greased-watermelon retrieval contest, North Warren students hosted a basketball toss, and the Friends of Horicon Library had duck-pond and monkey-bridge games.

"Every local community organization got behind the event to make it successful," Radford said. "It was an incredible day - just amazing - and a huge success."

Maureen Wilson said she was thrilled about the outcome, plus she was intrigued to talk with many local people she'd never met before, as well as seeing people arriving from afar.

"It was definitely biggest event around here in recent history," she said.

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