2012 Curwood Festival Winners
Best Marching: Shiawassee Young Marines
Best Themed: Curwood Float Rick Wheeler/Ivan Conger
Best Community: Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility
Chairman’s Award: Garage of Terror
Best Overall: A Step in Time
Window Decorating Contest
Overall Winner: Ashleigh’s Dance Shack
Best Use of Red & White: Nail Boutique
Best Use of Festival Theme: Books & Beans
Honorable Mention: J’s Tux & Bridal Boutique
YMCA/Curwood River Run
Over 375 runners coming from all over the country participated in the 5K Walk & Run, 10K Run and Half Marathon. Back for another year was 81 year old Inez Ross from Los Alamos, New Mexico! The half marathon race continues to grow with over 50 runners this year. Individual race results can be found at hickmanracingservices.com or at shiawasseeymca.org
YMCA Push Pull Contest
Twelve men and women participated in the Annual YMCA Curwood Festival Push Pull Contest. The top lifter of the day was Matt Lake with a lift of 550 pounds.
YMCA Curwood Festival 3-on-3 Basketball
Once again, Water Street was the site of 3-on-3 basketball action during Curwood Festival. In the Youth division, six teams competed. The “O-Town Ballers” were the winners. Team members were Zack Smith, Nick Prater, Dakota Wells and Jordan Klapko.
In the Men’s division, 13 teams competed with the team of Kyle Lock, Dennis Stall, Jordan Farris and Devan Smith the winners.
Curwood Dog of the Year
Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus, the 4-H Dog Clubs with members from Clever Dogs, Doggie Diggers and Hush Puppies joined “paws” to work together to host this event.
We had twelve participants that competed in five classes: Dog Owner Look-a-like; Best Trick; Obstacle Course; Doggie Games and a PreNovice obedience competition. Many thanks to the judges that helped that day: Kayla Strauss; Mike Gute, Lance Omer; Kris Klockziem and Barb Stewart.
Dog Owner Look a Like:
The “Curwood Dog of the Year” chosen from all five first place winners by crowd applause was Leah Collins with her Havanese named Roxy.
Kids in Curwood Country Parade
The 31st annual Kids parade is in the books. With over 50 units and approximately 2,500 children participating, it was once again a tremendous event. This year’s theme was “Wild Water Adventures”. We had several very good units depicting the group’s impression of the theme. The parade was sponsored by VG’s Food center the proud sponsor for 23 consecutive years and the Edward Jones Investment office of Dave Minarik. The parade could not have run smoothly without the help of the Parade line up group, the CRW’s, and the help of the City of Owosso’s crew and police department. This year’s winners were Best Float - Trinity United Methodist Church, Best Walking unit – Owosso Youth Cheerleading, Best Baton and Dance group – Ashleigh’s Dance Shack, Best animal unit – 4H Dog clubs all combining this year to support 4H. The Chairman’s Choice Award was given to St Paul School and the Most Creative Award was given to Cub Scout pack #83 led by Bill Hickmott. The chairman of the Kids parade Dave and Tracey Minarik would like to thank all those that participated and invite them back next year.
Tim Alderman representing The Arc Shiawassee raised $20, 778.12. Daniel Vargas representing Shiawassee RESD/Bentley Park Splash Pad raised $18,958.94. Brent Wesley representing Support Our Seniors raised $9,086.56. Dorcey Crank representing Owosso Parks & Recreation raised $1,244.28
K-9 Disc Championships Winner
The 27th Annual Curwood K-9 Disc Championships sponsored by Advanced Drainage Systems & Elite Pet Styling, took place June 9, 2012. This local event is one of the only events in Michigan that does not have an entry fee thanks to our great partnerships with local businesses. This encourages teams to travel great distances to come to Owosso.
The overall winner was the Novice team of Ron Allcorn and Comet from Waterford Michigan with an overall score of 23 points. They took both the coveted 2012 Curwood Ashley Whippet Invitational First Place Trophy as well as the Best Novice Honors Plaque. All other winners received similar wall plaques.
In second place was the team of William Nowak and Kaos from Ann Arbor Michigan with an overall score of 22. In third was Ultimate Air Dogs Brian Wilcox and Deacon from Southfield Michigan with a combined two round score of 19.5.
In 4th place was Sue Willming and Bella coming to Owosso from way down in Coloma Michigan; they totaled 16.5 points. In 5th was Norman Brown and Kady with 15 points and in 6th was Owosso's own Lauren Lake and Zoey with a combined score of 12.5.
For more information about future events or disc-dogging in general, please contact Michael Espich @ 989 729-6176.
River Daze Winners
1st place Non-Commercial Raft Race- #2 Raft:
2nd place Non-Commercial Raft Race- # 24 Raft:
1st Place Commercial Raft Race- # 50 Raft: SLH Metals Inc.:
2nd place Commercial Raft Race- #7 Raft: Hickory Lounge/Specialty Salvage/Valley Lumber - Raft didn’t actually finish but the team went all the way.
1st place Canoe Adult Race- #15 Canoe
2nd place Canoe Adult Race- #14 Canoe
1st place Canoe Teen Race- # 27 Canoe
1st place Kayak Race- #18 Canoe
Pedal Tractor Pull Winners
Michigan Pedal Pullers is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Curwood Pedal Pull Event sponsored by Big John Steak & Onion and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Girls 3-4 (2 participants)
Boys 3-4 (7 participants)
Girls 5-6 (9 participants)
Boys 5-6 (10 participants)
Girls 7-8 (8 participants)
Boys 7-8 (6 participants)
Girls 9-10 (3 participants)
Boys 9-10 (no participants)