The final entry of the Ravalli County Fair parade is always the Number One attraction to the kids - the Donaldson Ready Mix candy conveyor (see photo above), which rained treats down on the following pack of children (and a few adults). The entry won "Best of Show" for the parade again this year. Here are the category winners in the Wednesday, August 28, parade in Hamilton. The theme this year was " A Lil' Bit Country and Rockin' RC Rodeo."

Horse-drawn - 1st place - Ray Woodside's 4-Up of socked mules, 2nd place - Ephraim Strain's stagecoach, 3rd - JZ Livestock's twin Mammoth Donkeys.
Horse-Mounted - 1st - Bitterroot Mountettes, 2nd - Rocky RC Rodeo Royalty, 3rd - Flying D Ranch.
Clubs and Organizations - lst - Ravalli County Museum, 2nd - Ravalli Services, 3rd - Sapphire Lutheran Homes.
Adult Novelty - 1st - April Blake, 2nd - Billy Angus, 3rd - Tim the Juggler.
Churches & Schools - lst - Hamilton Special Olympics, 2nd - Hamilton Middle School, 3rd - Blodgett View Christian School.
Commercial & Industry - 1st - Mountain Peak Dental, 2nd - Lakeland Feeds, 3rd - Jerry Wessels Les Schwab Tire Center.
Restored Antique Machinery - 1st - Paul Travitz 1942 Farmall Circle Cub, 2nd - Darrel Sperry 1959 JD 730 Tractor, 3rd - Stanley Mitchell 1945 Case 10-C Tractor.
Unrestored Antique Machinery - Fred Gross 1954 John Deere Model 60, 2nd - Blair Stevens 1947 International Model LA, 3rd - Logan Gross 1957 John Deere 720 Diesel.
Vehicles 1950 and Older - 1st - Bob Luedecker 1917 Ford Model T, 2nd - Larry Jones 1930 Model A Ford, 3rd - Jim Rummel 1927 Fire Truck.
Vehicles 1950 and News - 1st - Martin Peirce 1976 Rolls Royce, 2nd - Dave Vlac 1962 Corvette, 3rd - Tal Campbell 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo.
Dogs - lst - 4-H dog Project, 2nd - Bitterroot Humane Association.
The parade was organized by the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce "Leadership Bitterroot" class, which is accepting applications for its next series of classes at the Chamber of Commerce office. Call 363-2400.