No snow, freezing temperatures, high winds or torrential rain were in sight for the 35th annual Woodinville Parade held last Saturday for the first time in August instead of in late March or early April.
In place of the parkas and rain gear worn in the past, this year both viewers and parade participants relaxed in summer wear.
Parade winners were:
Best Overall Entry: Plaza Garcia
Best Float: Sammamish Valley Alliance
Most Foolish Entry: Basset Brigade
Best Business Entry: McLendon’s
Best Individual: Gaylen Sauve
Best Music: Plaza Garcia
Most Original Entry: Rotary/Town of Grace
Best Animal Entry: Homeward Pet
Best Children’s Group: Woodinville Montessori
Best Drill/Dance Team: Eastside Gymnastics
Best Vehicle: Woodinville Fire & Rescue’s ladder truck
Judges for the parade were: Dr. Debra Stemmerman, Evergreen Health; Julie Boselly, Woodinville Weekly; Rebecca Clark, Fairwinds-Brittany Park; Richard Whaley, Creekside; Greg Allen, Evergreen Health Care.
For Basset Bash winners, see page 3.