by Judy Bushy September 7, 2015
The Parade theme was “Games.”The Parade began with the Happy Camp Fire Truck driven my Chief Eric Haskell, followed by a couple more local fire trucks. Then came Seiad Valley Fire truck with Tom Mopas at the wheel. The Grand Marshalls were Rick and Leslie Huston. Rick has been active in so many community activities and always a big help to the Chamber and president of the Coordinating Council the year the River Park was first used. He is also a help to all those needing an auto part in our community. Leslie is more usually at home in Seiad Valley busy with the activities of the community and formerly their children through the years Kyle, Marshall and Lindsey.
In the Individual Category, the Nascar Old’ Folks of Grants Pass won third place with seven or eight vehicles all in a line. Second place went to Betsy who was Cribbage Dealer., and the first place Super Mario was the cousins, Riley Gail-Derry, Madison Whitehouse and Kyndal -Whitehouse.
Business category ribbons were given to the Karuk Dancers Float in Loving memory of Vera, and Pac Man Float from Spence Fishing Guide Service. The ribbon went to the Parry’s and Marble Mountain Gift Float which got a trophy and $250 donation to the nonprofit charity of their choice as well.
In the Nonprofit category Angelina Ballerina “Dance with Me” Dancing Toes won the red ribbon. Angry Bird Float by the Happy Camp Family Resource Center received the second place white ribbon and the River Valley 4-H Club horses were costumed as Polo Players and the kingly game of Jousters. River Valley 4H will also received a $250 check.
Nearly forgot to mention, the Lawn Mower Races that began 6 Pm on Saturday and also 12:30 PM on Sunday. Thanks to the State of Jefferson Mower Racing Club. Ducky Races were held as well.