Vietnam Veteran Color Guard (with Uncle Sam) start
Fourth of July Parade 2012
evada City's downtown
parade began at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the top of Broad Street, and moved
through the center of downtown. More than 100 entries and hundreds of
spectators were on hand for the fun. Cheryl, Sue and friends were
involved. Michele took most of the photos of the parade. After the parade
people could continue the celebration under the pines at the Nevada County
Fairgrounds in Grass Valley and enjoy live music, entertainment, food and
refreshments. As usual, there were fireworks around 9:30 p.m.
Michele and .......
Ted and Sue with the Freedom Riders.
Cheryl says a few words before the Judges.
Nevada City Soapbox Derby cars took first place. The cars that rolled
down Broad Street Wednesday included a man driving a hot tub and squirting
bystanders with water. Participating cars were part of June's second
annual derby race, a community event that serves as a fundraiser for
Pioneer Park in Nevada City.
The NEO Club float took best individual entry in the parade. NEO is a
Grass Valley-based youth outreach organization in Grass Valley with a
focus on healthy choices.
2012 Fourth of July Parade Results (Plaques for 1st place, ribbons for
2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mentions). Sweepstakes: 1st: Soap Box Derby
2nd: Nevada Co Fairground Foundation 3rd: Nev Co Move to Amend
Constitution -- Best Individual Entry: 1st: NEO 2nd: CA
International Llama Assoc 3rd: American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130 --
Best Auto: 1st: California Solar Electric 2nd: 64 Lincoln 3rd: Doug
LaMalfa -- Best Overall Fire Department: 1st: North San Juan 2nd:
Rough & Ready 3rd: Nevada City -- Best Band: 1st: Union Hill
Marching Band 2nd: Nevada Union Band 3rd: Ophir Prison Band -- Best
Junior Group: 1st: American Heritage Girls Troop 49 2nd: NU Junior
Miners 3rd: Girl Scouts -- Northern Miners Best Commercial:
1st: Fur Traders 2nd: Synthetic Unlimited- Antony & Cleopatra 3rd: Party
Time and A to Z Supply -- Best Marching Group: 1st: Gold Country
Celtic Society 2nd: Saddle Club at Purpose Ranch 3rd: Nev Co Library
Children's Programs -- Honorable Mentions: 1: Jacob Robinson (Ophir
Prison Band) 2: Jazzercise 3: Nevada City Lions 4: IHOP & Baskin Robbins
5: Daughters of the American Revolution
Another wonderful Fourth of July Parade completed. Thanks to all those
who put forth the effort to make it a success. It's always a good
reminder of how lucky we are to live and enjoy the human rights and
protections advocated in
our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Awesome when you think of what the
Founders went through, and the sacrifices of so many lives to keep it
going. Freedom isn't free.