The 30th annual Fourth of July Sweet Land of Liberty Parade brought out 60 contestants entering their floats and displays in the judging contest prior to the parade.
Entries decorated their floats, wagons, and bikes in tune with the theme of “A Star-Spangled Spectacular.”
Participants were judged on creativity, kid accomplishment, originality and best representation of the theme, parade coordinator Kelly Stubblefield said.
The Grand Prize of $300 went to St. Marks Kindergarten who brought out the largest group of kids riding on bicycles.
First place went to 2014 World Cup Group who won $200.
The Burch Family earned second place winning $150, and third place went to the Fowler Trainer Group with $100.
Stubblefield said each of the winners displayed a lot of spirit and added that it was obvious how much kid effort went into the floats.
Angela Anderson, one of the four judges, agreed saying that the parade is about the children.
“I really focused on their involvement and their fingerprints on the floats,” she said. “It’s their creativity, not the parents.”