Elsie Dairy Festival 2016
July 7, 8, & 9
Welcome to our Elsie Dairy Festival website!
Please check out the events we have planned for each day and get signed up and registered to be a part of it! Feel free to contact any of our festival chairpersons to get more information!
What a WONDERFUL night for our
2016 Elsie Dairy Festival Pageant Candidates!
Miss Elsie Dairy Festival 2016: Angela Newman
Jr. Miss Elsie Dairy Festival 2016: Emily Nierescher
Little Miss Elsie Dairy Festival 2016: Alyson Moore
2016 Grand Marshalls
Walt & Marilyn Miller
Walt & Marilyn Miller are proud to represent Elsie as the Grand Marshalls.
Walt and Marilyn(Valentine) met in high school, graduating from Elsie in the class of 1954. A year later they were married. Walt, a 3rd generation farmer, and Marilyn both lived and worked on their family farms growing up.
Walt and Marilyn raised their family of 4 children with the simple wholesome values work hard play hard and treat everyone how you would want to be treated. They still enjoy playing cards, watching old westerns on tv and putting puzzles together and in the summer, a garden that they tend together.
They have always been active in the county farm bureau and local community action group and members and lifetime supporters of the United Methodist Church in Bannister where Marilyn still plays the organ that she started to do when she was a young girl. Walt has his musical talents as well he played saxophone in a polka band for many years and sang in the church choir.
They have been blessed with 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and the 11th will make her appearance next month. Walt and Marilyn have supported the Dairy festival for years they have enjoyed the parades, the music, the Elsie class reunions and of course the ice cream!