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Molalla Giant Street Parade Trophy winners announced


Pake Benthin wins the Freedom 5K Run

by: CINDY FAMA - The Colton Lutheran Church float won the Director's Sweepstakes trophy in the Molalla July 4 parade. Fifteen entries earned trophies in the Moalla Giant Street Parade held on the Fourth of July.

Trophy winners are:

Vintage Sweepstakes - Mark Searle

Classic Sweepstakes - Pheasant Point

Grand Prix – Richard Townsend

Buckeroo Sweepstakes - Leon Reed, Canby Ford

Evergreen Sweepstakes – Marson Trucking

Century Farm Sweepstakes – OVS

Grand Sweepstakes – Safeway

President’s Sweepstakes – Real Deal Grocery

Pioneer’s Sweepstakes – Molalla Historical Society

Director’s Sweepstakes – Colton Lutheran Church

Presidents Choice – Wells Fargo

Grand Marshal Sweepstakes – Oregon Pinto Youth

Queen’s Sweepstakes – Oregon Pinto Youth

Equestrian Sweepstakes – Portland Rose Festival Color Guard

Mayor’s Sweepstakes – Molalla High School Dance Team

In the annual Freedom 5K Run that preceded the parade, Molalla High School cross country star Pake Benthin took first place. Benthin, a 2013 MHS graduate was a Tri-Valley champion.

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