Coon Dog Day royalty, parade winners

Published 10:56 am Friday, July 15, 2011

Left: Coon Dog Day Baby Prince Cameron Morton. Right: Coon Dog Day Junior Prince Nathaniel Harms (photos submitted)

The winners in the parade contest at Coon Dog Day, held July 9 in Saluda, were as follows:
• Best commercial float – Blue Ridge Paving
• Commercial float honorable mention – Autumn Care
• Best civic float – “Saluda Single Ladies Honoring the Military”
• Civic float honorable mention – “King Coon,” Citadel Class of 1969
• Most original float- Autumn Care
• Most original float honorable mention – Central Carolina Coon Club
The grand marshall of the parade this year was Saluda Postmaster Cindy Keeter.
The Coon Dog Day Queen was Scarlett Frisbee, daughter of Tammy Frisbee of Poplar Street in Saluda.
Katie Baumberger was named Coon Dog Day Princess. Her sister Aubrey was junior princess, and Lauren Baumberger was baby princess. All three are daughters of Monica Baumberger of Frost Road.
Coon Dog Day Junior Prince was Nathaniel Harms, son of Gina Harms of Thad Johnson Road.
Cameron Morton, son of Shay Morton of Loft Lane, was named Coon Dog Day Baby Prince.
Organizers said there were no contestants for the titles of Coon Dog Day King and prince this year. They said they hope for a better turnout next year.
Organizers said they are thrilled with the turnout for the Coon Dog Day 5K race. More than 200 runners participated in the race. You can view results, winners and professional photos from the race on Facebook:!/pages/Coon-Dog-Day-5K-Race.
– article submitted
by Monica Pace/

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