Sequim: Irrigation Festival float a winner in several parades

Sequim’s Irrigation Festival float has returned home with another trophy.

The Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Award was presented Saturday to the Sequim Ditchwalkers for their float, which features a life-sized replica of an elk.

It was the second successful day in the rain for the Sequim entry, which captured the Judges’ Choice Award on a wet Saturday, July 28, at Silverdale’s Whaling Days.

On Saturday, July 21, the Sequim float took first place for communities with populations of less than 5,000 at the Capitol Lakefair Parade in Olympia.

“We’re having another outstanding year,” said Ditchwalkers’ publicist Sharon Cone. “We’re very proud of this year’s float and the Irrigation Festival royalty.”

Festival Queen Joelle Price and Princesses Brittany Omhert, Alicia Apple and Gioia Roldan-Shaw will ride on the float when it makes its final two appearances of the parade season.

The float is scheduled to participate in the Hoquiam Loggers’ Playday Parade on Saturday, Sept. 8, and the Issaquah Salmon Days Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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