Parade organizers announce winning entries for 2011Thousands of parade-goers lined the streets of Superior Monday for the Fourth of July parade.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Thousands of parade-goers lined the streets of Superior Monday for the Fourth of July parade.
“We had a very good turn out,” said Dave Stannard co-chairman of the Citizens Fourth of July Committee that puts on the annual event. “The weather was beautiful.”
The one disappointment was the tardy flyover from members of the Minnesota Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth. The jets did pass over Belknap Street at 1:15 p.m., long after the crowds had left the parade route.
Stannard chalked it up to a time mix-up.
About 105 units paraded through Superior during the parade, but only a few earned prizes. Judges scored units in eight categories and the results are as follows:
First place: Superior Children’s Center
Second place: MAC Sport & Marine
Third place: Superior/Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors
First place: AAD Shrine Pipes & Drums of Duluth with director Scott Tollefson
Second place: Sterling Silver Studio
First place: AAD Shrine Dune Buggy Patrol
Second place: World of Wheels
First place: Great Northern Rodeo
Second place: Street Stunters.
At first glance, the motorcycle riders don’t appear to belong in the category.
“The judges put them in as equestrian because they’ve got horsepower,” Stannard said.
First place: Thunder Bay Police Pipe & Drum
Second Place: Black River Bandits
First place: Superior Middle School orchestra
Second place: Cremation Society of Duluth
First place: Lake Superior Clowns from Duluth
Second place: Dairy Queen
Winners in each of the categories won trophies except for the floats. Winning float entries were awarded gift cards from Wal-Mart and Walgreens — $100 for first place, $75 for second, $50 for third.
Along with the parade, Superior’s Fourth of July festivities included a car show along Tower Avenue, free concert at the fairgrounds and fireworks.