Award winners are chosen after the Port Angeles parade

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Fourth of July Parade.

The Port Angeles City Ballet won the $1,000 award for Outstanding Float.

The parade’s grand marshal was Steve Methner of the Dream Playground Foundation.

The event kicked off at 6:00 p.m. on July 4 with a helicopter flyover from the US Coast Guard Air Station.

It had 56 entries focused on the 2024 theme, “Building Resilience, Building Community.”

Entries were judged on execution, design, general effect, theme, costume and casting.

Grocery Outlet placed second, for $500, and the $200 third place prize went to Clallam County Fair Royalty.

Prizes were also awarded for best music, $400 to first place Port Angeles High School Alumni Marching Band, $200 to second place Ghostlight Productions, and for theme, $400 first place to Concerned Citizens and $200 second place to 4PA.

“The Chamber of Commerce congratulates the winners and all the participants who went the extra mile to make this year’s parade truly special,” said Marc Abshire, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. “We continue to raise the bar for our community gathering to celebrate the Fourth of July, and the parade is a great representation of that goal. Being able to recognize the Dream Playground Foundation and their impressive leadership in keeping our community a great place to raise a family was our reward. From our perspective, everyone wins.”

For more information, call the chamber at 360-452-2364.

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