Sportsman’s Holiday

Avamere Twin Oaks won the Frontier Sportsman’s Holiday Grand Parade Sweepstakes Saturday morning.

“This year, the parade had quite a few more applicants than last year, and not even a skinned knee,” said Andrea Culy, Chamber of Commerce executive manager.

“It went very smoothly thanks to the help of some new volunteers €“ the chamber team and friends €“ and some more seasoned volunteers €“ the Kiwanis, who did a fantastic job judging.

“It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and all the applicants were so creative in coming up with their ‘Down on the Farm’ entries.”

The following entries won awards:

Courts: Frontier Sportsman’s Holiday Court, first; Lebanon Strawberry Court, second; Sweet Potato Queens, third.

Marching Bands: Sugar City Band, first; AMVETS Drum and Bugle Corps, second; Young Marines, third.

Large Groups: Squarenaders, first; Sweet Home Choppers, second; A&W, third.

Small Groups: Jackie Johnston, first; Katie and Logan, second; Thea and McKenzie, third.

Individuals: Shelby Wymetelak, first; Dan Kern, second; 1942 Tractor, third.

Commercial: Avamere Twin Oaks, first; Seamingly Creative, second; Cedar Shack, third.

Religious: Cornerstone Fellowship, first.

Cars/Trucks: CH2M Hill, first; R&L Excavating, second; Timber Tech, third.

Fraternal: Franklin Car, VFW, first.

Youth: Sweet Home Charter School, first; Little Promises, second; Cub Scouts, third.

A blue ribbon was given to the Rhinestone Riders 4-H group, which is showing at the Linn County Fair this week.

There was no horse category this year, but there will be next year, Culy said.