Photo by Sylvia Lobato
The Century 21 float, fresh from an appearance at Manassa Pioneer Days, took home the Stamede Award for most creative design.
MONTE VISTA — Following are the 2012 “What America’s Made of” Stampede parade awards:
Senior division floats
Stampede Award: Century 21, float with most creative design.
Pride of the Valley: Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista, most unusual or unique.
Sweepstakes award: US Tractor & Harvest, Inc., best adaptation of theme.
Children’s favorite: Colorado Parks & Wildlife, biggest hit with the kids.
Judge’s award: Community Resources & Housing Development Corp., best small float.
Parade Committee award: First Southwest Bank.
Community participation award: The Rio Grande Square Dancers.
Youth Division Floats:
First place: Calvary Baptist Church.
Second: SLV Cooperative Parish/ Methodist Churches of the Valley. Third: Valley Church of the Nazarine.
Judge’s Award: Mosca-Hooper fire truck.
First place: ALV Antique Iron Club.
Second: Ray Skeff.
Bikes, walking, go-carts, 4-Wheelers and Miscellaneous:
Sweepstakes Award: Country Living.
Judge’s Award: Harold & David Lentz.
First place: Sunflower Bank; and
Honorable Mention: District 8 4-H Club.
Horses and Riders:
Judge’s Award: Bucky Claunch Family and Marker Family.
First place: Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
First place: SLV Little Britches;
Second: Emily Sparks.
First place: Blair Vanderpool;
Second: Garett Thomson.
First place: Alta Fuels.
Second: Strohmayer Funeral Home.
Parade Committee Appreciation Awards went to Deacon Farms; The Shriners, the color guard, the Sand Dunes 4-H Club pooper scoopers and the Monte Vista Police Department.