Ford Day October 5, 1922
12,000 people
10:00 a.m. start with selections by Manning band.
Ford Parade (parade of Ford cars 3 blocks long).

Classes in parade:
Beautifully decorated -- Merlin Wyatt
Oldest Model -- 1909
Shimmying Ford -- F.D. Ross --- driven by Emil Jensen
Car coming the farthest -- Louie Jam (Jahn?) 375 miles
Car bringing largest family -- Max Steckleberg, Manilla, IA
Car bringing 4 generations -- Jacob Kuhl
Most people in the car -- Charley Ramsey 13
Car with the tallest people -- Jacob Kuhl 5 people
Car with most oldest people -- Harry Ohm 5 average age of 85 (all were Manning settlers)
Homeliest man in parade -- Ed Roggish
Worst looking Ford in parade -- F.D. Ross Co.

The crowd was entertained after the parade by "The Hamiltons" and "Arial Woods" acrobats and tumblers. Dan "Devil" Hart from Florida did daring tricks while flying over Manning at noon.

Booster clubs from Omaha (30), Carroll (137) and Denison (98) arrived about 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. Industrial parade led by Carroll's band.
Manning Business firms had floats spreading 3 blocks followed by the Denison band.
At the end of parade was the Manning band followed by industrial floats.

Each band later gave a concert.
1st place to Manning
2nd place to Carroll
3rd place to Denison

4:30 p.m. Manning Fire Department answered a call to put out a fire at the north end of Main Street to demonstrate their new truck.

The next event was the presentation of the Fords.
Lucky persons were Laura (Grau) Alwill of Manning and Mr. Conroy of Manilla.
Note by Dave Kusel: Laura was my great-aunt on my dad's side of the family.

There was a pavement dance until the dance at the Opera House started.
This was the first celebration Manning has had since the homecoming celebrations of the WWI soldiers.

Intersection of Main & Third Streets

This building now houses Plastico

Four new Manning rural mail trucks