The Winners of the 2017 Ravalli County Fair Parade
The judges have spoken! The Special Award for the Ravalli County Fair Parade was for the Ravalli County Band, made up of music students from schools throughout the valley, under the direction of Shawn Thacker.
People's Choice Award was no suprise. The Donaldson Brothers Candy Truck, with the conveyor belt distributing candy from above throughout the parade route.
First Place winners:
Horse-drawn - Ray Woodside with his team of white-soxed mules
Mounted Groups - The State Champion Bitterroot Mountettes Drill Team
Miniature Horse - Bridie McKay
Individual Mounted - Desi Squires riding "Charlie" Percheron stallion with husband trailing behind
Dogs - Nickie Arndt and the 4-H Dog Project
Adult Novelty - Ravalli County Republicans vehicles
Clubs-Organizations - Ravalli County Museum (with their carrots)
Churches and Schools - Blodgett View Christian School
Antique Machinery - Restored - Jim Keel and 1943 8N Ford Tractor
Antique Machinery - Unrestored - Brad Koppes 1950 DC 4 Case Tractor
Vehicles - 1950 and Older - Larry Jones 1930 Model A Sedan
Vehicles - 1059 and News - Daryl Millee 1964 FC150 Willys Jeep
Commercial Floats - Lake Feed and Supply (and all the flags!)
Congratulations to the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bitterroot class for another successful parade!