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WORTHINGTON — The West Central High School marching band of Hartford, S.D., took home the top prizes in the marching band competition portion of the King Turkey Day Parade.

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Rated by parade judges Brent Turner of Apple Valley and Matt Kettlehut of Eden Prairie, West Central received 200 points to snare the first-place spot in the Class A category, while Luverne High School, garnering 177 points, finished second.

West Central, under the direction of Danny Eye, also received the nod for all caption awards, including People’s Choice, Outstanding Drum Major, Outstanding Drum Line, Outstanding Winds and Outstanding Color Guard.

In Class B competition, the Adrian High School Marching Dragons received first-place honors with 168 points, while the Fulda High School Raiders band placed second with 146 points.

The marchers from Central Lyon Middle School of Rock Rapids, Iowa, were the lone entries in the middle school category, earning 151 points for their efforts.

Host bands for the King Turkey Day parade were Worthington High School and Worthington Middle School.