FISHER — The coronavirus pandemic called a halt to this year’s Fisher Fair, so fair organizers made lemonade out of lemons.

They held a parade Friday evening, a virtual sidewalk chalk contest and raised a lot of money for the local food pantry.

One “theme” for the parade was to honor junior fair board members Emily Cohoon and Hunter Crowe, who sustained severe injuries in a recent car wreck.

The top three winners, first through third, of the parade contest (they won a family four-pack of passes to the 80th Fisher Fair) are Tammy Montgomery, Megan McCoy and Mackenzie Bonham-Jordynn Huskisson.

Fisher Fair parade train

Members of the Fisher Fair junior board ride in a train of unique vehicles during Friday's Fisher Fair parade.

Winners of the chalk contest, all of whom will receive a four-pack of fair passes, are Matt and Bryan Pacunas, Ava Carter, Heather Pierce, Jordan Bidner and Nathan Zwilling.

The food drive collected 1,380 pounds of food plus $200 in cash.

dhinton@rantoulpress.com