PORT TOWNSEND: Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade winners announced

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PORT TOWNSEND — The annual Rhododendron Festival culminated Saturday with the traditional Grand Parade.

Entries winning major awards in the Grand Parade are:

Sweepstakes awards

* Grand sweepstakes award, Capitol Lake Fair.

* Governor’s Award, the Daffodil Festival.

* Mayor’s Award, Sequim Irrigation Festival.

* Queen’s Award, the Marysville Strawberry Festival.

Bands

4A division

* 1st place, Shorecrest High School, Shorecrest.

* 2nd place, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo.

* 3rd place, Roseville High School, Roseville, Calif.

3A division

* 1st place, Bremerton High School, Bremerton.

* 2nd place, Tahoma High School, Kent.

* 3rd place, Sequim High School, Sequim.

A and B division

* Quilcene school, Quilcene.

Middle School Division

* 1st place, Tumwater Middle School, Olympia.

* 2nd place, Harbour Point Middle School, Mukilteo.

* 3rd place, Chimacum Middle School, Chimacum.

Drum Major

* Interlake High School, Bellevue.

* Kamiak High School, Mukilteo.

Floats

Community Floats

* 1st place, Habitat for Humanity.

* 2nd place, Andy Mackie’s Musical Extravaganza.

Junior Division

* Sequim’s VFW girls No. 4760.

Best Local Entry

* United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County.

Comic Entry

* The Deleo Bonzo’s Squad Car.

Best Commercial

* Port Townsend Paper Corp.

* West side Marine.

Specialty Units

* Centrum’s Arts and Creative Education.

* Valley Gymnastics.

* Safeway.

Special Awards (judges choices)

* Jefferson County Masonic Lodge.

* The Sea-Scout Ship Falcons.

* The Skookum Skippers.

* Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture.

* Jefferson County Literacy Council.

* Port Townsend Main Street — “Tick Tock, Save the Clock.

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