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2012 Old Timer's Day Parade

MADERA - The 81st annual Old Timers Day Parade stepped off Saturday morning in downtown Madera. The event, sponsored by the original Madera Kiwanis Club, has taken place in Madera since 1931 (except for a few years for a World War). This years parade had 57 entries, which included bands from Madera and Chowchilla schools and of course politicians.

This year's Grand Marshal was Tom Schoettler who, along with his wife, were driven in the parade by their son Kenny. Mr. Schoettler is the owner of Schoettler Tire and has been a long time support of youth sports and Madera High School. The King and Queen for this years parade was Mr. Bill Wood and Mrs. Lorraine Ocheltree.

Following the parade the Madera community gathered at the Old Courthouse Park for a steak barbeque pull on by the Madera Breakfast Lions. This was the fortieth year the club has put on the barbeque and in that time they have served Madera over 30,000 steaks.

If barbequed steak wasn't what you were looking for, there were other booths with tacos, tri-tip, hot dogs and even Jamba Juice.

The high school bands from Madera and Chowchilla performed on the park's stage and the king and queen held court at the entrance to the Courthouse Museum.

It was a fun time had by all.


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