Staff Report

Here is the list of winners from the 4th of July Parade. We hope everyone enjoyed the many amazing entries, and congratulations to the winners! See complete coverage of the parade in our July B issue out July 16. 

Photo by Open Door Photography

Sweepstakes Winner – Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital “Clean Hands Saves Lives”Best Use of Parade Theme –

Friends Of Buellton and Solvang Libraries “We The People Value Literacy.”

Most Patriotic – Patriotic Horsemen

Most Original – Willow Creek Ranch Friends & FamilyMost Unique – Ernie Bankston’s Radio Flyer

Most Creative – Wilding Museum/Los Padres ForestWatchBest Band – Santa Ynez Valley Jazz ensemble

Best Singing Group – Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Best Singing – Single – McKenna Smith sings The National Anthem

Best Family Group – Crowell/Morsch Family Reunion

Best Church Group – Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church

Best Senior Group – Atterdag Village of Solvang

Best Animal Group – Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society

Best Wagon Group – San Lorenzo Seminary

Best Wagon – Single – Capuchin Franciscans Vocation Office

Best Automobile Group – Local Metropolitan Car Owners

Best Automobile – Single – Richard Abrams’ 1947 Ford

Best Automobile – Restored – Charles Linquiti’s 1949 Farmall Tractor

Best Automobile – Antique – Dr. John Baeke’s 1924 Brown race car

Best Automobile Antique Group – Model A Clubs of Santa Ynez Valley & Santa MariaBest Fire Engine – Alex

Geremia’s St. Francis Ranch1928 Sanford

Best Tractor – Larry Grossini’s 1948 Case

Best Equestrian Group – Cowgirls, Ponytails, & Horsetails

Best Donkey Group – Monighetti’s Farrier – Feed & Pet

Best Viking Ship – Vikings of Solvang

Best Color Guard – American Legion Post #160

Road Apple Crew – Lucky Clover 4-H Teams

Best Clown – Lompoc Shrine Club

Photo by Open Door Photography

Best Sport Group – Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Football Team

Best Military Group – Flat Fender Friends

Best Walking Group – Swedish Candy Factory

Best Dancing Group – Garcia Dance Studio

Most Energetic – PCPA’ Million Dollar Quartet

Best Group for a Cause – Veggie Rescue

Best School Group – Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Water Polo Team

Best Youth Group – Lucky Clover 4-H

Best Candy Thrower – Rich Condit