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MNU's Old Settler's Parade Entry Celebrates 50th

It's always fun, this 118 year-old parade that MNU participates in each year, but this year the university pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Nearly 50 students, alums, faculty and staff participated along with four vintage cars and a carriage drawn by a team of horses (Bill and Bob) from KC Carriages. All the vehicles were decorated with floral swags by Designer's Touch. After the parade, florist David Sandvig and his assistant Sheila, took the flowers, which they made into individual arrangements, to Olathe Good Samaritan Towers to share with the residents on behalf of MNU. 

As usual, Pioneer Pete was a big hit as well as the candy distributed by members of the baseball, track & field and softball teams. The cheerleaders led in MNU cheers while alumni rode in the vintage cars.

  • Dr. Jim and Jo (Goodman) Edlin ('72) in the 1968 Chevelle driven by Mr. Merle Houck
  • Steve ('91), Tim ('95) and Brian ('99) Essex in the 1960 Jeep Willy driven by Mr. Dave Hintz
  • Heather (Mathias '98) Tinker in the 2000 Mercedes driven by Mr. Dale Joski

Dr. and Mrs Spittal, ASG President Katherine Ross and Maddie Carson had the honor of riding in the carriage. For more fun, visit our Flickr album of the event.

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