One of the longer Ravalli County Fair parades had plenty of people in the line-up and even more watching along Hamilton's Main Street August 31, the opening day of the Ravalli County Fair.
Winners this year:Horse-drawn Vehicles - 1st - Pioneer Coach Wagon, 2nd-Ephraim Strain's Stage coach, 3rd - Kathy DeGreveGroups Mounted - 1st - Bitterroot Mountettes (they were also the Color Guard)Individual Mounted - 1st - Desi Squires, 2nd-Brad Squires, 3rd - Tikvah StrainDogs - 1st - Ravalli County 4H Dog Project, 2nd - Bitterroot Humane AssociationAdult Novelty - 1st - Main Street Concessions. 2nd - Ray Peterson's Train Engine, car and caboose, 3rd - Billy "The Wizard" AngusClubs-Organizations - 1st - Hamilton Players "Western Knights", 2nd - Ravalli County Museum, 3rd - Sunshine GenerationChurches - Schools - 1st - Canyon View Church, 2nd - Riverstone School, 3rd - Ravalli Head StartAntique Machinery - Darrel Sperry's 1966 John Deere 3020 Tractor, 2nd - Ray Sacks 1956 International SC 160 Farm TruckAntique Machinery (Unrestored) - lst - Joe Vreeland's 1956 Case Tractor, 2nd - Monte Koppes' 1947 Int. Model A, 3rd - Blair Stephens 1950 DC4 CaseVehicles 1050 and older - 1st - Larry Jones 1930 Model A Ford coupe, 2nd - Ernie Palin's 1941 GMC, 3rd - Brian Seetherleno's 1940 FordCommercial and Industry - 1st - Murdock's, 2nd (tie) Mountain Peak Dental's Tooth and Lakeland Feeds, 3rd - Ravalli County Federal Credit UnionBEST OF SHOW - Donaldson Bros Ready Mix CANDY CONVEYOR
Thanks to the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bitterroot class for organizing the 2016 Ravalli County Fair Parade!