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Colorama parade winners listed


Nespelem School's Run-Walk Club walks the parade route while advisor Sue Dicky gets a hug. The group took first place in the Organization category in the Colorama Parade. - Scott Hunter photos

Everybody loves a parade, including those who enter the parade and win trophies.

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the annual parade gave out a number of awards at the Colorama Festival parade of a week ago.

The Grand Sweepstakes Award went to the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union for its float.

The chamber gave the President's Award to the Newport Rodeo Pooper Scoopers.

In Community entries, Miss Creston Royalty took first, Grand Coulee Public Library took second and a 1947 Willys Jeep took third.

Coulee Medical Center's float garnered first place in the Business category, while its walkers handed out sun screen.

In the Organization category, the Run-Walk Club of Nespelem School took first, Eagles Women's Auxiliary took second, and third was awarded to Banks Lake Bass Club.

In the Business category, Coulee Medical Center won first, Nespelem Valley Electric was awarded second and DWK Fowler Playhouse was given third place.

In bands, Bridgeport 7–12th grade band was first, Brewster High School band was second, and Lake Roosevelt band was given third.

In the Classic Car category, a 1958 Chevrolet won first, a 2009 Mustang won second and Dave Baum won third with his entry.

In the Equestrian category, Newport Rodeo was first, Miss Spangle Days was second and Miss Gem State Stampede was third.

In Hot Rods, a 1968 AMX won first and a 1939 Chevrolet won second.

The parade lasted about an hour and played out to scores of people who lined Midway Avenue.

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