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Celebrate Woodinville '97: A great day for people and bassets

Bash King & Queen

The 1997 Basset Bash King and Queen were crowned on Saturday. Sparky, with Melissa, and Noah, with Don Miller, pose with judges, Jackie Ray, Dr. Frey, and Debbie Daniels.

Las Margaritas dancers

Las Margaritas dancers provided color and excitement in the 19th Annual Woodinville All Fools' Day Parade.

Tim Noah

Tim Noah held two performances for Celebrate Woodinville '97 last Saturday.

Louise Miller

King County Councilperson Louise Miller helped Woodinville City Councilmembers and staff cut the City of Woodinville's 4th Birthday cake.
Photos by Andrew Walgamott/Northwest News.

Celebrate Woodinville '97 It was sunshine and smiles last Saturday for Woodinville's annual celebration. Thousands of people and hundreds of bassets converged on NE 175th as the 19th annual All Fools' Day Parade, the 14th annual Basset Bash, the City of Woodinville's 4th birthday party, the Woodinville Farmer's Market opened, and a variety of activities took place from dawn to dusk.
   The weather held for the entire day with sun, filtered sun, and warmer temperatures, the only day of the week like it. "We have only had bad weather twice in the history of the parade," said Glen Kelly, chairman of the All Fools' Day Parade.
   Foolish and bright costumes, face paint, bassets, and other animals dressed for the day made Woodinville a colorful place to be. "I am going to wear my clown costume next year," said Mayor Bob Miller.
   The following trophies were awarded for the parade: Grand Prize, Towne Bank; Most Foolish, Seafair Pirates; Judge's Award, City of Woodinville and Woodinville Preschool; Best Drill (Drool) Team, Basset Brigade; Best Band, Woodinville High School; Best Float, Square Dancers representing 15 difficult clubs; Best Children's Entry, Studio I; Best Horse, Evergreen State Fair; Best Business, Boston Market; Best Individual, Mrs Washington; Best Music, Las Margaritas; Most Original, Grace Fire Department, and Dr. Tony Lovrovich, Orthodontist, who also won the Best Orthodontic Entry.
   The Basset Bash was attended by more than 200 dogs in competition. Noah, owned by Don Miller, and Sparky, owned by Melissa Dilts, were selected as the 1997 King and Queen Basset.
   Other winners were Best Waddle, Tootie and Bubba; Oldest, Sherlock Holmes; Best Howl, Rex; Longest Ears, Buzz Belford and Cheyenne; Best Trick, Bozo; Longest Distance Travelled, Miz from California; Most Foolish Master, Ramoa, with dog Norman; Funniest Name, Croozer and Colie de low rider; Fastest in the Hot Dog Race, Amanda, Sunshine, Clyde, and Basil; and Best Costume, Alexandra.