Monday, July 04, 2011

4th of July Parade Float Judging Results

Judging by the crowds that poured into Elgin to partake in this summertime tradition, this year's City of Elgin 4th of July Parade - Presented by Sherman Health was a tremendous success!

Speaking of judging, we have the results of this year's Parade Float Judging contest. Here are the winners by category:


1st Place -
2nd Place - People Who Make Patriotic Floats
3rd Place - First Congregational Church of Elgin


1st Place - Lamp Incorporated
2nd Place - Provena St. Joseph Hospital
3rd Place - Danny's Pizza


1st Place - Spring Hill Gymnastics

2nd Place - Kids' First Pediatric Dental
3rd Place - St. John's Lutheran School


Elgin Climate Change Organization


The Crystal Lake Strikers

These organizations will be honored at an upcoming Elgin City Council meeting, later this July.

The 2011 Parade Float Judging panel consisted of Bob Malm, Riccardo Mancha, Krisilee Murphy, Velma Sept and Rich Wagner. The City of Elgin and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin would like to thank our esteemed judging panel for their service.

Don't forget, that there is one more bit of parade kudos yet to be awarded. Beginning Wednesday, July 6 at, the general public will have the opportunity to vote for the 2011 Elgin Fourth of July Parade People's Choice Award through our online voting form. This award is open to any parade unit - not just floats - that you feel represents the best of the best in this year's parade.

Tell your friends and family to get out and rock the vote for your favorite parade unit. People's Choice Award voting concludes on Tuesday, July 12 at Noon.

A special thanks to everyone - sponsors, participants, staff and all of our amazing volunteers - for making this year's City of Elgin 4th of July Parade - Presented by Sherman Health a tremendous success!


Christine Mitchell said...

The entire parade was fantastic this year - everyone did an outstanding job with representing their little piece of our community! Great job!!!!

Anonymous said...

The parade WAS fantastic and I can tell you that we very much enjoyed participating in the parade this year.

The Crystal Lake Strikers

Jennifer Phillips said...

Riding onand participating in the ABODE trolley float each year is such a pleasure. I enjoy seeing the smile our float brings to people's faces each year. Thanks to all who attend and all those who work hard to make sure this event is so much fun!

mystinker and poopy said...

It was a wonderful and fun parade. Can't the city END the day with fireworks celebrations...

Laurel Bault said...

This year's parade was fabulous. Thank you to all the volunteers, participants and parade watchers!