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Tom Rechtin Heating and Air Conditioning Co. was awarded second place in the Most Original Category of the Ft. Thomas, Ky., Independence Day Parade. The company’s entry included a 1929 Ford Model A pick up, a 1929 Model A coupe, a 1941 Ford panel van, and a 1941 Dodge stake body carrying the firm’s famous tin man, “Uncle Sam.” Sam’s costume was designed and fashioned by Tom Rechtin Sr.’s wife, Wanda, and his neighbor, Susan Stanga.

Publication date:10/06/2008