MACCI hosts 40th annual Dairyfest
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield’s annual salute to the dairy industry had a much different look and feel to it, with a mostly drive-through breakfast on June 4 and a “reverse parade” on June 5.
To discourage the usual 20,000 spectators from lining Central Avenue, the floats and exhibits sat stationary, as people paraded past them, instead of the other way around. The changes were due to the lingering effects of COVID, according to Scott Larsen, President of the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI.)
“Obviously, given the public health situation, we had to make some significant modifications. This year, there are still some modifications, but it is as close to being normal as what people expected over the last 39 years,” he said.
H&S Manufacturing won the trophy for Best Overall Float. Mid-State Technical College took first place for a float by an organization. Hotel Marshfield took top honors in the business category, and the top Youth Float honor went to Shady Lane 4-H.
Kris Leonhardt photos