2019 Strawberry Festival

Following are the Strawberry Festival Grand Parade judging results, as provided by parade organizers:

Overall Champions

Sweepstakes: Entek

Sweepstakes for Horses: Scio Buckaroos

Queen’s Choice: LAFTA

Mayor’s Choice: Scalawags (Also the Grand Marshal)

Nonprofit Division

(1) LBCC Health Occupations Center

(2) Scalawags


Large Commercial

(1) Entek

(2) Lebanon Care Center

(3) Wal-Mart

Small Commercial

(1) Hometown Comfort station

(2) Harrington Rock

(3)  Strawberry Mad Hatter Adventure

Chairperson’s Choice

(1) Wilco

(2) Lebanon Sr. Court

(3) Oaks of Lebanon

Classic Auto

(1) Jim Jones

(2) Rick & Cornelia Pittman

Antique Auto

(1) Gene Suing

(2) Rich Hunt

(3) Mike Wiebe


(1) Sweet Home Sportsman’s Holiday Court


(1) New Hope Church

Non-Commercial – Misc.

(1) Out of the Darkness

(2) Ronald Hartung

Antique Tractor

(1) Orval Borntrager – sugar vibes

(2) Murray Finn

(3) Len Meyer


(1) Scio Buckaroos

(2) Philomath Frolic and Rodeo Queen

(3) Ixtapa

Locals win Strawberry 5K, mile

Alex Solberg of Lebanon was the winner of the Strawberry Festival 5K June 1, beating 234 other runners to the finish line in 16:59.05.

Stolberg, 17, finished ahead of Dan Jenkins, 30, in second (17:06.59) and  Brandon Williams, 16 (17:15.71). Both are also from Lebanon.

The first female finisher didn’t register her name. Aged 28 and listing an address of Middleboro, Mass., she finished eighth in 18:19.07.

The field included two runners from Salzburg, Austria. Thomas Ehrnleitner, 36, finished in 19:54.86 and Dagmara Stryjak, 31, ran 25:52.98.

Lukas Miller, 13, won the mile in 6:20, ahead of 131 others.

This year’s flower show, hosted by Lebanon Garden Club, received 222 entries. Blue ribbon and rosette flower show winners are as follows:


Roses & miniatures: Cindy Bickett, Sue Buck, Cecilia Kelley, Elsie Kuenzli, Charlotte Mueller, Mary Reed, Sylvia Wood (4)

Peonies: Linda Boyd, Charlotte Mueller (2)

Delphinium: Sylvia Wood

Lupine: Renata Stanko

Viola: Sylvia Wood

Sweet William: Mary Garner

Oriental Poppy: Charlotte Mueller

Dianthus: Sylvia Wood (2)

Orchid: Dona Townsend

Other perenials: Sally Skaggs

Iris: Denese Oster-Hames, Dona Townsend (4)

Lily: Linda Boyd, Sue Buck, Charlotte Mueller

Snapdragon: Ailene Eby

Foxglove: Sylvia Wood

Pansy: Lynne Neuman

Other annuals: Dona Townsend, Sylvia Wood

Rhododendron: Dona Townsend

Other flowering shrubs or trees: Sally Skaggs

Clematis: Dona Townsend

Other vines: Connie Schmidt

Container-grown plants: Charlotte Mueller, Sylvia Wood

Herbs: Denese Oster-Hames,

Dish gardens: Tanya Boyd, Denese Oster-Hames, Joli Root

Succulants: Cindy Bickett

House plants: Joli Root, Sharon Swoverland, Sylvia Wood

Horticulture Rosettes: Cindy Bickett, Linda Boyd, Charlotte Mueller, Lynne Neuman, Sally Skaggs, Dona Townsend (2), Sylvia Wood (4)


White Waters”: Renata Stanko

Blazing a Trail”: Renata Stanko

Personal Quest”: Renata Stanko

On the Trail”: Renata Stanko

Sahara Trek”: Renata Stanko

Meadow Photo Ops”: Sarah Brown

Choose Your Adventure”: Sarah Brown

Amazon Expedition”: Sarah Brown

Design Rosettes: Sarah Brown (2), Renata Stanko (4)


Roses: Natalie Tessen

Dish gardens: Katelyn Hacker, Dominic Krantz, Ayden Rathburn

Truth or Dare”: Madison Rainey, Jack Williams

Jungle Adventure”: Madison Rainey, Jack Williams

On Two Wheels”: Jack Williams

Youth Rosettes: Katelyn Hacker, Jack Williams