Heritage Days brings Remus community together

HONORING LOCAL LEGENDS: Remus Heritage Days grand marshals, Justin and Violet Wernette, enjoy riding in a shiny red convertible down Main Street during Saturday's parade. The parade featured many floats and walkers representing the village and surrounding area. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

HONORING LOCAL LEGENDS: Remus Heritage Days grand marshals, Justin and Violet Wernette, enjoy riding in a shiny red convertible down Main Street during Saturday’s parade. The parade featured many floats and walkers representing the village and surrounding area. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

REMUS — The village of Remus buzzed with activity throughout the weekend as its annual Heritage Days took place from Friday through Sunday, featuring a wide variety of attractions for all ages.

Saturday’s events featured a parade along Main Street, an antique quilt and tea show, chicken barbecue, a horseshoe contest, vendors and crafts, a tractor pull and more.

Visiting from Canadian Lakes, the Moore family — consisting of Randy, Cathy, Jacki and Stephanie — set up their lawn chairs on a grassy spot in downtown, waiting patiently for the parade to begin after having breakfast at one of the local restaurants. Randy originally is from Remus and has attended Heritage Days for more than 20 years. Jacki, a senior at Chippewa Hills High School and member of the cross country team, participated in the village’s 5K run Saturday morning.

Every member of the family said they enjoyed the festival and the events it had to offer.

“I like that Remus has a lot of fun things going on,” Stephanie said. “I like the parade, too.”

Stephanie hoped to collect a large amount of candy thrown from parade participants, while Cathy said she was simply happy for the clear, warm weather for the day.

In the Remus Village Hall, members of the 1st Thursday Quilters hosted a quilt show that took place both Friday and Saturday. Dozens of colorful quilts of all sizes were on display, showcasing the talent and skill of local quilting aficionados.

Friends Carol Scheid-Kailing, from Big Rapids, and Doris Wells, from Paris, attended the show and enjoyed viewing each block and stitch.

“It’s interesting, because I think if you go back in time, it’s the heritage of quilt making,” Scheid-Kailing said. “Just by using different colors and patterns in different part of the quilt, quilters can change the design and make it really unique.”

The show also allowed attendees to win a queen-size quilt called “Saturday Soiree” that took 160 hours of hand crafting to complete. Raffle tickets were sold and money raised went back to the 1st Thursday Quilters to make baby hats, blankets and other items for people in need.

QUILTER'S DELIGHT: Doris Wells, from Paris, and Carol Scheid-Kailing, from Big Rapids, enjoy colorful quilts during a 1st Thursday Quilters' Quilt Show, during Remus Heritage Days. The show attracted many visitors and raised money through a quilt raffle. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

QUILTER’S DELIGHT: Doris Wells, from Paris, and Carol Scheid-Kailing, from Big Rapids, enjoy colorful quilts during a 1st Thursday Quilters’ Quilt Show, during Remus Heritage Days. The show attracted many visitors and raised money through a quilt raffle. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

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Posted by Karin Armbruster

Karin is the reporter for Osceola County’s Herald Review. She is the coordinator of the Health page, which runs in the weekend edition of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8382 or by e-mail at karmbruster@pioneergroup.com.

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