Several teams entered into two different divisions over the weekend. They ranged from Lower Division and Upper Division.
Following are results.
Lower Division - 1st Place
“Slap It” - Trisha Gray, Derick Gray, Olivia Gray, and Valerie Torres of Newman; and Isai Rodriguez, of Turlock
Lower Division - 2nd Place
“Triple ‘G’” - Jose Mendoza, Ivan Gonzalez, Jesus Gonzalez, Pablo Gonzalez, and Maribel Piseno, of Newman
Upper Division - 1st Place
“Inshallah” - Gabriel Gutierrez, Samie Moshrea, Noah Fithian, and Abdul Nouri, of Tracy
Upper Division -2nd Place
“Bad Batch” - Trey Person, Seth Moore, Caleb Moore and J.T. Kuderca, of Patterson
Local Car enthusiasts join in the car show put on by the Local Westside Auto Club. A few received top honors.
Results were as follows.
Newman Fire Chief’s Pick: Raul Aguilar 1978 Cadillac
Newman Police Chief’s Pick: Tony Lemus 1972 K10 4WD Chevy
Mayor Casey Graham’s Pick: Mark & Denise Orozco 1970 Chevy Elcamino SS
Miss Newman’s Pick: Tasha C 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible
NFF Chairman’s Pick: Ken Bourgeois 1960 Ford F100 4WD
A baking contest returned to the 2021 Newman Fall Festival schedule of events.
Jennifer Lane earned top honors overall with her Circus Cookie Macaron.
Following are results by division.
1st Place: Amanda Watson
2nd Place: Patty Lindquist
3rd Place: Tori Sarasqueta
1st Place: Jennifer Lane
2nd Place: Lacey Landeros
3rd Place: Juliana Roberts
1st Place: Lacey Landeros
1st Place: Caralyn Mendoza
2nd Place: Lacey Landeros
3rd Place: Diana George
1st Place: Tori Sarasqueta
2nd Place: Lacey Landeros
1st Place: Raylen Barcellos
2nd Place: Carmen Funez
3rd Place: Marlayna Barcellos
Fall Festival Parade
A colorful parade rolled through downtown Newman Sunday morning to kick of a full day of Fall Festival events.
Two popular entries, Merced Co. Sheriffs who recived the Mounted Sweepstakes and Stephens & Borrelli Inc. who was honored with the Best themed Entry.
Following are parade results.
Class I Floats
1st Place: Stewart & Jasper Orchards
2nd Place: Patterson Apricot Fiesta
Class III Bands
1st Place: OHS Band
Class V Automobiles
1st Place: Stephens & Borrelli Inc.
2nd Place: Victor Gil & Family
3rd Place: Ben Mendonca
Class VI Automobile Club
1st Place: Westside Auto Club
2nd Place: 4x4 In Motion
Class VII Novelty - Dance Groups
1st Place: Spotlight Dance Studio
2nd Place: Kat’s Level Up
3rd Place: Powers Production
Class VIII Novelty - Local Clubs/Organizations
1st Place: OHS Cheer
2nd Place: Westside Football
3rd Place: Westside Cheer
Class IX Novelty - Miscellaneous
1st Place: Modesto Shriners Club - Mini Lizzies
2nd Place: Juan Alanis for Sheriff
3rd Place: Portuguese Farmer from the Azores
Class XI Mounted
Charros/Charra - 1st Place: Association De Charros Rancho Eucalipto
Fancy Dress Western - Open - 1st Place: Candy Graham
Ladie’s Side Saddle - Open - 1st Place: Charlie Alamo
Mounted Groups Jr. - 1st Place: Quadrille Queens
Mounted Groups Sr. - 1st Place: Merced Co. Sheriffs Posse
2nd Alameda Co. Sheriffs Place: Posse
Mounted Sweepstakes: Merced Co. Sheriffs Posse
Best Theme Entry: Stephens & Borrelli Inc.
Best Newman Entry: Kat’s Level Up
Parade Sweepstakes: Stewart & Jasper Orchards
Corn Hole Tournament
The Fall Festival held a Corn Hole Tournament this year where teams from three different division could enter and test their skills against others.
The Tournament was held Sunday.
1st Place: LouieSMASH City
2nd Place: George G. & Matthew G.
3rd Place: LUNA #24 & Balcom
1st Place: Cesar A. and Jr.
2nd Place: Rick S. & MyBoyRicky
3rd Place: Raul M. & Aric M.
1st Place: Luke Q. & JR B.
2nd Place: Rafael G. and Jay
3rd Place: Sam H. and Mia G
A Co-ed softball tournament concluded the Fall Festival activities. team from the local and out of town division took part in the tournament.
The results are as followed.
Out of Town Division
1st Place: The Jerks - Adam Urnberg, Marcus Cole, Jared Reyna, Austin Thomas, Eric Blaine, Veronica Cole, Melisa Gonzalez, Shane Grissom, Sabrina Alvarado, Brody Thomas, Alyssa Thomas
2nd Place: Hellbent Customs - Eddie Gomez, Tommy Naranjo, Julio Romero,Anna Romero, Robyn Huerta, Alex Pedregon, Louie Garcia, Thomas Carrillo, Liz Ines, Kelsey Russell, Jaime Hall
1st Place: It Is what It Is - Kathy Pena, Mauria Reed, Marisa Longoria, Melissa Kelly, Jen Muller, Andy Guzman, Cesar Anaya, Stevie De La Cruz, Matt Yruegas, Doc, Chino Garcia
2nd Place: Aim 4 the Bushes - Chris Carnero, Abel Morales, Edgar Vasquez, Anthony Almanza, Taylor Camacho, Stacey Leal, Irene Segura, Sara Solorio, Yvette Fragoza, Bobby Torres, Steve Klups, Scotty Camacho
Pets of Parade
A Newman Fall Festival favorite, returned to the to the park gazebo stage Saturday morning. Local pet owners and their pets took the catwalk to strut their stuff and compete in fun categories.
Following are the results.
Dumb Trick: Titus (Dog) Hanson Family
Owner-Pet Look Alike: Marshmallow and Snowball (Rabbits) Vincent and Jackson Sterling
Most Unique Pet: Mushu (Bearded Dragon) Chris Baily
Best Dressed Pet: Lionhead (Rabbit) Julian Leon
Biggest Pet: Joy (Rabbit) Lexie Sterling
Smallest Pet: Diamond (Chihuahua) Laura Lopez
Honorable Mention: Baby Girl (Goat) Ro Blakesley
Walking Tour Raffle Winner
Kandace Furtado received top honors as one of the many that entered into the contest buy meeting up at St. Claire’s corner to join a stroll through Newman’s history. At the end of the tour, participants had the opportunity to win tickets to the West Side Theatre through a drawing.