Northwest Insurance

Northwest Insurance won third place in the scarecrow contest that was part of the Grangeville Merchants' Oktoberfest.

GRANGEVILLE – Despite rain and cold, The Grangeville Merchants’ Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 27-29 saw a crowd of people downtown to celebrate fall – or the beginning of winter, as the case may be.

The scarecrow contest brought in 19 entries. Winners were Bettie’s Floors and Décor, first place; Irwin Drug, second place; and Northwest Insurance, third place.

Bettie's Floors and Décor

Bettie's Floors and Décor won first place in the Grangeville Merchants' Oktoberfest's scarecrow contest.

The wiener dog races, sponsored by Sara Corder of Grooming by Sara, fetched up some fun in a heavy downpour. Winners were: First place -- Cynna, owned by Jack Eich and Adam Thomason, Grangeville; second, Bandit, owned by Paislee Vrieling, Grangeville; and third, Cooper, owned by Annie Bostrom of Grangeville.

Prizes were donated by CHS Primeland (bag of dog food), Syringa Hospital (medals) and Grooming by Sarah (treats and a pet grooming).

The pushcart races were sponsored by Ray and Valeri Speer, owners of Speedway Laundromat in Grangeville. Winners were: 1st Place ($150) - Fuchs Consulting Group/ C & R Home Inspection, Team No. 1 (Sofia & Kieran Gallagher and Tucker Young); 2nd Place - Boy Scout Troop 555, Team No. 4 (Terry & Jack Eich and Orrin Farmer); Best Workmanship ($45) - Elks Lodge, Team No. 6 (Alaina and Gabe Decaria, and Owen Wolffing); Most Creative Theme ($45) - Umpqua Bank/ Idaho Excavating Team No. 2 (Adam Dryer, James Gortsema and Gabriel Bybee); and Racer's Choice ($60) – Elks Team No. 6.

Irwin Drug

Irwin Drug's scarecrow entry won second place.

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