2015 Hanover Harvest Festival — Saturday, Aug. 1

It just wouldn’t be a parade without kids scurrying for sugary treats, and the Hanover Harvest Festival is no exception. Enjoying the festivities are Brodyn and Klaire Vetsch of Hanover. (Photo by Bill Nord) With a beaming sun joined by beaming smiles, a great crowd showed up at Hanover’s annual summer get-together, the Harvest Festival. Here, the Rockford High School Marching Band strides down River Road. (Photo by Bill Nord) The St. Michael American Legion always has the honor of leading the Harvest Festival parade. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Hanover Mayor Chris Kauffman enjoys a nice ride in the sun during the Harvest Festival parade. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Belle Wanke is overwhelmed with emotion as she is crowned the new Miss Hanover. Nicole Christensen was named the new Hanover Princess. 
Little Ella Marshall bounces her way along the bounce house, one of many attractions for children at the Harvest Festival.
The Hanover Historical Society float theme this year is Hanover Mercantile. The photo banner shows Hattie Johnson, the owner of the Hanover Mercantile, in the late 1940s in her store. Helen Olson enjoys a hug with a special visitor, Tinkerbell. Helen also got to share the Harvest Festival via Skype with her overseas grandfather, Bob Miller, a Hanover resident who works in the Middle East. More photos from the Harvest Festival are inside this issue. A tradition rather unique to Hanover is the annual duck drop. Here some innovating enthusiasts net some of the colorful ducks.
A colorful group of classic cars dots the landscape in Hanover as car enthusiasts shared their prides of joy.
Three generations of the Mischke family cross the finish 5K finish line. They include son Mark Mischke, mother Kathy Mischke and granddaughter Bailey Mischke.
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Helen Olson enjoys a hug with a special visitor, Tinkerbell. Helen also got to share the Harvest Festival via Skype with her overseas grandfather, Bob Miller, a Hanover resident who works in the Middle East. More photos from the Harvest Festival are inside this issue.