Top 4th of July Parade Entries Announced

It’s a tradition that goes way back as judges vote each year on the best of the best in the annual event down Mission Street

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | There are eight categories in the Festival of Balloons voting each year, including everything from the best use of balloons to the top classic cars

Joe Payne says it’s not easy, “but we select the very best,” he said, talking about the top entries in the Fourth of July Parade each year.

Payne is the parade chair for the annual event and announced the trophy winners in eight categories just before the start of the fireworks show on July Fourth.

The winners were:

Neighborhood Entry

Holy Family Church

Commercial Entry

Arroyo Seco Stables and Riding Club

Marching Entry

Boy Scout Troop 139

 Classic Car Entry 

1929 Police Paddy Wagon, Owner Wilbert Smith

Motorized Entry

1972 Chevy Convertible, Owner Joe Farino

Jugdes’ Award

DUDES

Best Use of Balloons

AYSO Region 214

Theme Award

Grand Marshals Jill Reddy and Chris Bengford

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