Members of the Port Angeles City Ballet march in the Independence Day Parade. The entry took first place in judging for Outstanding Float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Port Angeles City Ballet march in the Independence Day Parade. The entry took first place in judging for Outstanding Float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Award winners named for Port Angeles parade

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce announced the winners from the Fourth of July Parade.

The Port Angeles City Ballet won the $1,000 prize for Outstanding Float.

The parade’s grand marshal was Steve Methner from the Dream Playground Foundation.

The event kicked off at 6 p.m. July 4 with a flyover by a helicopter from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station.

It had 56 entries focused on the 2024 theme, “Building Resilience, Building Community.”

Entries were judged on workmanship, design, general effect, theme, costume and casting.

Grocery Outlet placed second, for $500, and the $200 third-place award went to the Clallam County Fair Royalty.

Prizes also were awarded for Best Music, $400 to the first-place Port Angeles High School Alumni Marching Band, $200 to Ghostlight Productions for second place, and for Theme, $400 for first place to Concerned Citizens and $200 for second place to 4PA.

“The Chamber of Commerce congrats the winners and all of the participants who put in extra effort to help make this year’s parade really special,” said Marc Abshire, executive director for the chamber of commerce. “We keep raising the bar on our community gathering to celebrate the Fourth of July, and the parade is a great representation of that goal. Being able to recognize the Dream Playground Foundation and their impressive leadership in keeping our community a great place to raise a family was our reward. From our perspective, everybody wins.”

For more information, call the chamber at 360-452-2364.

More in News

Andrea Raymor, left, and Christine Cray, former owners of the Spruce Goose Cafe on Airport Road in Port Townsend, share a moment with the new owners of the cafe in the background, Ashley Owen, left, Vanessa McKenney, middle, and sister Kathryn McKenney during a break between cooking and waitressing. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Spruce Goose keeps new ownership in Port Townsend

Waitresses, cook purchase business, keep local institution

Clallam Economic Development Council seeking consulting funding

High-wage industrial jobs sought as long-term goal

Jefferson County Historical Society board president Ann Welch, lef,) and director of development and communications Alexandra Toombs at the Museum of Art + History. (Elijah Sussman/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson County history museum renovating space

Society plans to rotate exhibits annually

Motorcycle rider airlifted after collision with deer

A motorcycle rider was airlifted to a Seattle hospital after… Continue reading

Sequim Bay closed to shellfish harvest

Beaches in Sequim Bay have been closed for recreational shellfish… Continue reading

Project 10 to help women’s wardrobes

United Way event set for Aug. 8 in Sequim

Bernadette Shein helps answer quilt questions for visitors of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club’s annual quilt show in 2023. This year, the event will move to Trinity United Methodist Church and expand to two days, Friday and Saturday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Quilt show gets new venue, expands to two-day event

Raffle quilts benefit club, scholarship fund

Olympic Medical Center to host community forum

Olympic Medical Center will host a virtual-only community forum… Continue reading

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft… Continue reading

Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue
Firefighters respond to a fire near the ridge south of Port Angeles in the area known as the “Six Pack.”
UPDATE: Wildfire south of Port Angeles contained

Bulldozer, helicopter help firefighting efforts

State Senate hopefuls differ on pathways

Chapman, Kelbon make case for 24th District