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Heritage Days Parade Winners

Oakhurst’s 100th Birthday was celebrated in fine style this past Saturday with the Mountain Heritage Days Parade.

For nearly two hours the antique cars, floats, marching bands and floats rolled down Road 426, pausing for some banter with parade emcee Dr. Bill Atwood at the judges’ booth. When the festivities were over, and everyone headed to Fresno Flats for fun and games, the judges made their decisions.

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MOUNTAIN HERITAGE DAYS PARADE WINNERS –

Automobiles – Antique Car
1st Bill Keil
2nd Coarsegold Historical Society and Museum

Coarsegold Historical Society

3rd Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce

Oakhurst Chamber Of Commerce

Automobiles – Classic Cars
1st Don Ashton – Volunteers of the Year#

Volunteers Of The Year

2nd Mobilgas Special

Mobil

3rd Jeff Barker

Automobiles – Clubs
1st Mountain Road Rattlers

Automobiles – Other
1st Soroptimist of The Sierras

Soroptomist

2nd Living Way Church

Living Way

3rd SPCA Eastern Madera County

SPCA

Automobiles – Political
1st Madera County Board of Supervisors

Board Of Supervisors

2nd Republican Party of Madera County

Republican Party Of Madera County


Automobiles – Public Safety
1st CDF Fire Stations and Madera Co. Volunteers

Fire Trucks

2nd Sierra Ambulance

Band – Junior Riding
1st Mountain Area Middle School Bands

Mountain Area Middle School Bands

Band – Senior Walking
1st Yosemite High School Band & Percussion

Badger Band

2nd Minarets High School Band

Minarets Marching Band

Equestrian – Hitch Drawn Vehicle
1st Keep Driving Alive

Equestrian – Mounted Group
1st Ronna Adler
2nd Grove – Ahwahnee Chapel
3rd Coarsegold Rodeo Royalty

Coarsegold Rodeo Royalty

Float – Charitable Organization
1st Oakhurst Mountain Lions Club

Lions Club

2nd Little Church on the Hill

Little Church on the Hill

3rd Caring Veterans

Caring Veterans

Float – Non-Commercial
1st The Constitution

Constitution

2nd Golden Chain Theatre

Golden Chain Theater

3rd Yosemite Football

YHS Football

Float – Commercial
1st Bass Lake Duck Tours

Ride A Duck

2nd Yosemite Bikes & Sport

Bikes

3rd Bed of Roses Bed & Breakfast

Bed Of Roses

Marching Unit – School Organization
1st Yosemite High School Color Guard
2nd Yosemite High School Cadet Corps

Cadet Corps

Marching Unit – Scouts
1st Boy Scout Troop 341/Pack 341

Boy Scouts

2nd Girl Scout Troop 4641

Miscellaneous – Other
1st Elks Lodge # 2724
2nd Mid Sierra Loggers Jamboree Queen

Loggers Jamboree Queen

Historical Theme
1st Fresno Flats Yellow Wagon with Pioneers

BEST OF SHOW
Mariposa County High School Band

Mariposa Band

BEST COMMERCIAL ENTRY
Sierra Telephone, Then & Now

Sierra Tel Then

Sierra Tel Now


THANKS TO THE PARADE TROPHY SPONSORS

Hal & Phyllis Waksdal
Carl & Fran Metzler
George & Bea Walden
Ron & Sherry Colgate
Robin Underwood in memory of Tommy Underwood
Dan’s Auto, Sally & Dan Walker
Patrice Jensen, Architect
David Nemeth, Ameriprise Financial
Sandy Brinley

The winner of the Tenaya Lodge one night stay was Robin Underwood, who was the largest Sponsor of the Parade Trophies. He also had the most decorated business in Oakhurst adding more Red, White & Blue bunting and flags than anyone else in town.

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