A kind heated Bigfoot or Sasquatch had been captured, but as usual, frequently escaped his cage along the parade route. He was accompanied by beautiful Belle of Beauty and the Beast AKA Bailei Allec. Two trucks were pulling Pirate Boats were from Klamath River Resort Inn & Rafting Lodge with smiling pirates.
The Bigfoot ‘Queen Alyssa was crowned as the queen Friday before the dance by last year’s queen Bailei Allec. Alyssa reigned and rode with two of her princesses, Abigail Eadie and Julia Peters. Frankie Snyder and Ciera Silva also rode in the parade. The Bigfoot ‘Queen Alyssa was crowned as the queen Friday before the dance by last year’s queen Bailei Allec. Alyssa reigned and rode with two of her princesses, Abigail Eadie and Julia Peters. Frankie Snyder and Ciera Silva also rode in the parade. .
For the first time there was a $500 prize for Nonprofits Float. It was a tie between Family Resource Center with a tea party from Alice in Wonderland and the Many princesses who are Girl Scouts. So they each get $250 cash. HC Elementary float was 2nd with a 101 Dalmatian float and Junction School from Somes Bar won 3rd with another 101 Dalmatian float!! :Lots of kids dressed as spotted doggies!
For the first time, there was a category for horses, equestrian, but there were none in the parade So they decided Happy
camp should get into the 20th century, maybe even 21st, and they gave it to “horsepower” category instead, First was Tow-Nader, Doug Robinson, our local towing guy, 2nd was the VW Club from Grants Pass, wearing tie die shirts and driving modified VWs. The third was Kenny McCulley truck with his grandsons Ian and Emmit..
Business Floats first place winner was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Double J, Second place Pixie Haven by Marble Mountain Gift and third place was Peter Pan by Parry’s Market. For the Individual category, Wild Bill won 2 & 3rd ribbons and Kala Whitehouse twirled 2 batons, won first prize trophy again. There was no grand prize overall.
There were Fire trucks from Happy Camp and Seiad Valley, Ambulance and Forest Service trucks, one with Smokey!! At the end were a bunch of shiny antique cars that just came along and didn’t sign up, but added to the Parade. Becky Tiraterra organized the CERT and Neighborhood Watch volunteers to do traffic control. .