Harvest Festival results are in

24_pig_4090THE BIG SMOOTCH  — Robert Skorupa was the lucky winner of the Kiss the Pig contest and he puckered up with a smile and a wave. Skorupa wished to take the pig out on their first date before the big kiss but as time was pressing, he decided to go ahead and make his big move. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen


By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter

The Harvest Festival weekend went off without a hitch and the results are in.

The Motor Show Participants awarded Don Baney of Shelby with the Best of Show prize for the second year in a row. They also gave Best Original Car to Allan and SueAnn Strickland of Great Falls and the Best Original Pick-up to Bill Caffyn of Great Falls.

The People’s Choice awards went to John Suprock of Missoula for Best Car and Dean and Kathy Gemar of Conrad for Best Pick-up. People’s Choice Best Pre-30’s award went to Bill Caffyn of Great Falls.


The tasty chili cook-off named the PMC Culinary team as the winner by one vote over Joe’s Family Steakhouse.


The Pie Making Contest winner was Jill Johnson with a huckleberry pie.

Mady Campbell was the winner of the rubber duck race in the canal by Liberty Safes.

It was a close one between Mike Lytle and Robert Skorupa for the Kiss the Pig contest. Skorupa tried to break the tie by donating to Lytle’s cause but in the end, Skorupa was the one to pucker up.