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Festival director announces parade winners


Two-dozen winners show the quality of the parade exhibitions in the 2013 event

by: POST PHOTO: JIM HART - One rider - part of the three-or-more equestrian entry from Mt. Hood Hospice - saunters along Pioneer Boulevard last Thursday during the Sandy Mountain Festival Parade. Mt. Hood Hospice was the winner of the Florence Schmidt Memorial Award.Sandy Mountain Festival Parade Director Steve Brown announced Festival Parade winners Sunday morning at the festival grounds in Meinig Park.

The Mayor’s Trophy was awarded to a civic organization’s float from the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Among the commercial marchers, the Joan Parker Memorial Queen’s Trophy was given to the Sandy School of Dance

Among community marchers, the Lynn Elis Memorial Award recognized the Sandy High School dance team.

The equestrian category with three or more riders put Mt. Hood Hospice in the spotlight, earning the Florence Schmidt Memorial Award.

The equestrian group of three or fewer riders earning the Grand Marshal’s award was S &A Electric.

Among civic floats, first place was the Friends of the Sandy Pool/Sandy High School water polo; second place was for the Sandy FFA chapter; and third place went to the Corbett Cheer Club.

The category of commercial floats had Rocket House Coffee in first place, while Suburban Auto Group came in second and Adventist Medical Health Group was in third place.

The commercial marchers category had the U.S. World Class Taekwondo in first place, the Martial Arts Fitness Center in second and the Northwest Gymnastics Training Center in third.

Among commercial vehicles, the Pony X Press was judged first; Timber Technologies earned second place and All-Ways Towing came in third.

The only community float, Relay for Life — Sandy, was judged good enough for a first place award.

Judges, not wanting to take sides, have declared a tie for first place among community marchers, with the Cub Scouts (pack 248) sharing the spotlight with the Girl Scouts. Coming in second was the Sandy High School Cheer squad and third place went to the Eastside Timbers.

The only community marchers/court entry — from the Oregon Trail Democrats — was judged good enough for first place.