Members of the Pelton family ride in a 1947 Ford two-ton in Clearwater’s May Day parade on Saturday, May 18. The pickup carried the family from Plenty, Saskatchewan to Kamloops in the spring of 1947.
Packed in the vehicle then were David and Isobel Pelton, their children David, Michael, Marilee and Joe, David’s brother Ernie Kitson and his nephew George Shipman, plus all the family’s earthly goods. The trip took one week.
In 2011 David (the younger), Marilee and Steve Pelton found the truck in a field at Plenty, SK, and brought it back to Clearwater.
Pictured in the truck during the parade are (back, l-r) Steve Pelton, Richard Pelton, Joe Pelton, (front, l-r) Jaden Phillips, Isabella Graffunder, Kiah Phillips (in the back) and Jody Phillips.
The following are the results of the judging by Clearwater Rotary Club members of the entries in the annual May Day parade held on Saturday, May 18.
The parade started near Capostinsky Park and ended with a barbeque at Raft River Elementary School
BUSINESSES: 1. Fun-E-Farm (pigs) Clearwater; 2. Canfor – United Steelworkers Union Local 1-417; 3. Pharmasave walking girls.
CLUBS: 1. Wells Gray Scouts; 2. Rodeo Rednecks 4H Horse Club; 3. Wells Gray Riders Association.
INDIVIDUALS: 1. David and Helen Pelton of Kamloops (old pickup).
CLASSIC CARS: Steve Pelton of Clearwater with 1947 Ford two-ton.
There were 210 participients in this year’s May Day parade and a total of 16 floats.