The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s namesake float with Irrigation royalty, from left, Queen Erin Gordon and princesses Gabi Simonson, Gracelyn Hurdlow and Lily Williams, rolls down Washington Street during Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s namesake float with Irrigation royalty, from left, Queen Erin Gordon and princesses Gabi Simonson, Gracelyn Hurdlow and Lily Williams, rolls down Washington Street during Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands parade for Sequim Irrigation Festival

By Keith Thorpe

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County Fair royalty, from left, princesses Eva O’Neil and Natalie Blankenship, and Queen Samantha Winger, rear, wave from their float in Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fair royalty, from left, princesses Eva O’Neil and Natalie Blankenship, and Queen Samantha Winger, rear, wave from their float in Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

U.S. Army Korean War veteran Jack Hughes of Port Angeles, a long-time ranger for Olympic National Park, rides as guest of honor on the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth float on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

U.S. Army Korean War veteran Jack Hughes of Port Angeles, a long-time ranger for Olympic National Park, rides as guest of honor on the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth float on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Nate Bolling of Sequim competes in the yoke walk portion of the Sequim Irrigation Festival Strongman Competition, held Saturday Night on the grounds of the 30th-annual Logging Show. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Nate Bolling of Sequim competes in the yoke walk portion of the Sequim Irrigation Festival Strongman Competition, held Saturday Night on the grounds of the 30th-annual Logging Show. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Members of the Sequim Middle School marching band perform in Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
                                Members of the Sequim Middle School marching band perform in Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Sequim Middle School marching band perform in Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News) Members of the Sequim Middle School marching band perform in Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Christa Agostine of Everett and her daughter, Wynter VanEngelen, 4, watch the Irrigation Festival parade as entries make their way west on Washington Street. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Christa Agostine of Everett and her daughter, Wynter VanEngelen, 4, watch the Irrigation Festival parade as entries make their way west on Washington Street. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Sequim High School Marching Band performs during the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade on Saturday in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Sequim High School Marching Band performs during the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade on Saturday in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A giant pig adorned with sunglasses makes its way down the parade route Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A giant pig adorned with sunglasses makes its way down the parade route Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Mason County Forest Festival float received the Chairman’s Award for the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Mason County Forest Festival float received the Chairman’s Award for the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A float representing the McCleary Bear Festival rolls down the Irrigation Festival parade route. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A float representing the McCleary Bear Festival rolls down the Irrigation Festival parade route. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Daffodil Festival float from Pierce County was presented with the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade Governor’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Daffodil Festival float from Pierce County was presented with the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade Governor’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Chimacum High School Marching Band entertains Irrigation Festival parade-goers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Chimacum High School Marching Band entertains Irrigation Festival parade-goers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Fathoms o’ Fun Festival float from Port Orchard took the President’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Fathoms o’ Fun Festival float from Port Orchard took the President’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Marysville Strawberry Festival float offered a fruity theme Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Marysville Strawberry Festival float offered a fruity theme Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Mayor’s Award was presented to the Capital Lakefair float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Mayor’s Award was presented to the Capital Lakefair float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Susan Slate of Sequim walks with her dog, Scout, with other members of WAG, the Welfare for Animals Guild. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Susan Slate of Sequim walks with her dog, Scout, with other members of WAG, the Welfare for Animals Guild. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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