Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 Church Directory
PARADE PRINCESS. Two year old June Turnquist is pictured with her ice cream bucket she used to collect candy during the ever popular Palmer Day parade last Saturday. June is the daughter of Shawna & John Turnquist. (Patriot photo by Mary Nehring.)
BRIGGS LAKE NURSERY won the top prize for best float in the Palmer Day Parade last weekend — featuring a Barbie and Ken theme. (Patriot photo by Carol Hanson.)
PALMER POWDER HOUNDS. Lori Moeller and granddaughter Macy Ganz are pictured atop a vintage snowmobile during the Palmer Day parade. (Patriot photo by Mary Nehring.)
Roger Johnson (foreground) received some help from Bob Simpkins as the men orchestrated the lineup for the every popular Palmer Day Parade. (Photo by Mark Kolbinger.)
Susie and Doug Brown Grand Marshals of the Palmer Day Parade, took a moment before the parade to don their sashes and pose for a picture. (Photo by Mark Kolbinger.)

Palmer Day a huge hit!

Palmer Day was held Saturday, September 9th. The highly popular event was started approximately twenty five years ago by several local residents. Bob Wipper, Mike Ganz, Terri Larson, Ann Stamm, Roger and Barb Johnson and Joann and Jerry Segura decided it would be fun to have an annual celebration and parade in Palmer.

Palmer Day is held every year the Saturday after Labor Day and has continued to gain popularity with each passing year. 

The day started out with the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The parade took place at noon and featured 64 floats. This year’s attendance was fantastic. The streets were lined with huge crowds to watch the parade. First place for best float in the parade was awarded to Briggs Lake Nursery. Second place went to B & J Evergreen and third place went to Briggs Lake General Store. 

The fun continued at Palmer Park after the parade. Activities included bingo, a bean bag tournament, a round robin horseshoe tournament and the well-attended car show. There was a raffle, as well as a plethora of delicious food and refreshments for sale sponsored by area non-profits. There was also the beer garden sponsored by the Clear Lake Lions. Live music was provided by The PCA band from 1 to 4pm and Pull Start Diesel took the stage from 7 to 11pm. 

Palmer Day proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations.

The people who organize the annual event wish to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and the community for their support in making Palmer Day possible. 

The Palmer Day Committee is always in need of more volunteers. If you are interested in helping plan next year’s event, contact Joanie Ernzer at 320-248-2460.