2021 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade

BEDFORD – During this year’s Heritage Festival Parade over 60 units took part, each showing off their patriotic theme.

This year’s Grand Marshal was Jack Voigtschild.

Grand Marshal Jack Voigtschild

Jack Voigtschild has served the Lawrence County community in various capacities over the years. Jack is known for having a “servant’s heart”. Donating his time and services with a smile and a pleasant spirit.

Jack Voigtschild

Jack has been a Bedford resident most of his life. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1963 and Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1967. In 1967 Jack served in the United States Army. He served one year in Vietnam, as a medic and received a purple heart. Jack and his wife Sherry have been married 52 years, and have two sons, Brian and his wife Andrea, who have four children, along with Brent and his wife Kathy who have five children.

Bedford Mayor Sam Craig proclaimed June 26, 2021 a “Jack Voigtschild Day.” Mayor Craig stated it is was an honor to bestow on such a person as Jack who has served his community in many ways.

Indiana Senator Eric Koch, representing District 44, was also on hand to pay tribute to Jack.

American Legion Post #33 during the 2021 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade

The American Legion Post 33 Honor Guard stood in place of the flag-raising ceremony that was originally planned. The windy conditions Saturday prevented the long tradition of raising the enormous American Flag.

JoAnna Hackney sings the ” National Anthem” to kick off the 2021 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade

JoAnna Hackney, sang the “National Anthem” celebrating the heritage of a grateful nation with many freedoms and liberties that many throughout the world long for.

Bedford Police Department leads the 2021 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade

The parade brought many smiles and cheers as the units passed through from old vehicles of the past, fire engines, and tractors. Horses decorated in red white and blue finished the parade, a traditional crowd pleaser.

Spectators lined the sidewalks along the parade route

“This is just a great day for a parade,” said Mary Grimes who came to watch the parade with her grandchildren.

We have posted some of the sights and sounds of this year’s parade but not in its entirety.

This years parade winners include the following:

Commercial Entry Awards:

Award of Excellence – Sunflower Market

Sunflower Market
  • Most Patriotic – Bender Lumber
Bender Lumber

Non – Commercial Entry Awards:

Award of Excellence – Lawrence County Aquatics

Lawrence County Aquatics
  • Most Patriotic – Day for Lawrence County Sheriff
Day for Sheriff

Church: Award of Excellence – The Underground

The Underground

Antique Car: Award of Excellence – Tony and Glinda Terrell

Antique Car Tony and Glinda Terrell

Antique Truck: Award of Excellence – Warren McCreery

Antique Truck – Warren McCreery

Tractor: Award of Excellence – Jacob Osborn

Tractor – Jacob Osborn

Equestrian: Award of Excellence – Ketcham Up Stables

Ketcham Up Stables

Music or Band: Award of Excellence – Bedford North Lawrence High School Marching Band

Bedford North Lawrence Marching Stars

Fire Truck: Award of ExcellenceHuron Volunteer Fire Department

Huron VFD

A complete list of the parade entries for this year’s parade includes:

1     City of Bedford Police Department
2     American Legion Post #33
3     Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard
4     Grand Marshal Float – Jack Voigtschild
5     Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans
6     Bedford North Lawrence Marching Stars
7     North Lawrence Community Schools
8     Mayor Samuel J. Craig
9     State Senator Eric Koch
10  Jacob Osborn 
11  Hoosier Uplands Head Start/Early Head Start
12  Small Town Bling. ( Paparazzi Jewelry)
13 Lawrence County Sheriff & Department DARE Program
14  McDonald’s of Indiana
15  City of Bedford-Fire Department
16  Tony & Glinda Terrell
17  Tropical Waters pools and supplies
18  IU Health Bedford Emergency Medical Services
19  M & E Honda
20  Lawrence County Indiana Bikers: Toys for Tots
21  2020 Lawrence County Fair Queen and Court
22  Day for Lawrence County Sheriff 
23  LA-OR-MA Shrine Club Hillbillies 
24  LA-OR-MA Shrine Club
25  Local UAW 440
26  Farmhouse Charm & Boutique
27  Bender Lumber
28  Sunburst Beauty Pageant 
29  National American Miss Lawrence County Jr. Pre-Teen Serenity Roach
30  Lawrence County Aquatics 
31  The Underground 
33  Cub Scout Pack 343 Springville 
34  Lawrence County Independent schools 
35  Lawrence County Prosecutor
36  Artie Grimaldo
37  1954 Studebaker Champion
38  Life Tabernacle VBS 
39  Hope Resource Center 
40  Indian Creek Fire Department
41  Dale crane
42  1999 ford f-250 truck
43  Buy and Sell in The Sticks
44  Lawrence County Democrats
45  Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department
46  Gold Financial Services
47  Huron Volunteer Fire Department 
48  Lee’s 56
49  Warren McCreery
50  Chad and Christina Romine
51  Sadie Miskuf, REALTOR®
52  Forbidden Hollows Haunted Farm
53  Benny the Truck
54  Jared’s Memorial Ride
55  Mobile Nobles Sports Car Club
56  The Sunflower Market
57  A.J. Bowlen REALTOR RE/MAX Acclaimed Properties
58  Gregg Taylor Chief Deputy Lawrence County Sheriffs Department
59  Kiara Terry Lawrence County Distinguished Young Woman
60  American Ashphalt & Paving & the Rose Ladies

61 Dillman Family Farms

62 Dillman Family Farms

63 Josh Hill

64 Ketcham Up Stables

65 Lauren on Miss Lady Mae Street Sweeper