Portland, OR. Let’s Festival Around the Globe was the theme of the 2019 Grand Floral Parade on June 8th.

Mya Brazile, a Senoir of St Mary’s Academy

Mya Brazile, a Senoir of St Mary’s Academy was selected Queen of Rosaria and rode with her court on a flower-laden float. Queen Mya aims to study Computer Science at a four-year university and become a Computer Scientist with skills in web design and coding.

There were hundreds entries in the parade including one from the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association, an entry from Alaska Airlines and a mini-float from Sapporo, Japan. The parade is the culmination of the Rose Festival which annually draws an estimated 500-thousand people to the Rose City. For more than 100 years, Portland families, visitors and community groups have enjoyed the Grand Floral Parade along a 4-mile route as it winds through city streets and across the river.

 

Hillmann Lueddemann Jr. Sweepstakes Award (Most outstanding float in the Parade) was awarded to Reser’s Fine Food.

The Governor’s Award for best depiction of life in Oregon went to Spirit Mountain Casino’s tribute to Willamette Falls in Oregon City.

The Clown Prince is the Rose Festival’s Official Mascot.

The Grand Marshal Award (Best depiction of whimsy) went to Fred Meyer.

The Queen’s Award (Most Creative float in the parade) went to Meals on Wheels People.

President’s Award (Most effective overall floral presentation) went to Cambia Portland Classic.

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Award (Best depiction of community spirit) went to Alaska Airlines.

A complete list of the winners, including bands, is below. Additionally, here are more snapshots of Portland’s biggest parade:

Equestrian awards, included the Vern Hulit Award for Excellence in Preparation, Organization and Presentation went to the Pendleton Round-Up Court.

Native or National Costume, Individual/Pair honors went to Happy Canyon Princesses, Kaia John & Kayla Fossek.

The State, Regional or Association Queen winner was Miss Rodeo Oregon, Taylor Ann Skramstad.

The One More Time Around Again Marching Band has been a fixture in the Portland Rose Festival Starlight and Grand Floral parades since 1985.  It’s one of the largest adult marching bands in the country. 

One More Time Around Again Marching Band majorettes

Puddles, the Oregon Duck mascot, made an appearance.

Rosarian Prime Minister Don Thacker

The Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers

Sister City Sapporo Japan’s float celebrated 60 years of friendship.

Sailors from the USS Independence

Black Chamber of Commerce. PCRI and the Urban League of Portland

 

Here’s a complete list of winners:

Royal Rosarian Award (Best craftsmanship and workmanship)

Portland Kaohsiung Sister City Association

Rose Society Award (Most effective use and display of roses)

Unitus Community Credit Union

Rose Festival Directors Award (Best depiction of volunteerism)

Royal Rosarian Foundation

Rose Festival Court Award (Best example of enthusiasm and teamwork)

Greenbrier / Gunderson

Grand Marshal Award (Best depiction of whimsy)

Fred Meyer

Theme Award (Best presentation of Rose Festival theme – Let’s Festival!)

Portland Rose Festival Foundation

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Award (Best depiction of community spirit)

Alaska Airlines

Peg Roseboro Award (Most artistic design and presentation)

Portland Rose Festival Tribute Float

Dick Powers Picture Perfect Award (Best Mini-float)

Sapporo. Japan Mini-Float

Parade Queen Award

New Westminster Hyack Festival Mini-Float

Parade Chairman Award

Battle Ground Mini-Float

Judges Award: Extra Mention

Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival Mini-Float

 

BAND AWARDS

Band Sweepstakes (Best Band in Parade)

Sumner High School – Sumner WA

In-State Open (100 or more)

First Place – Oregon City High School – Oregon City OR

Second Place – Tualatin High School – Tualatin, OR

Third Place – Canby high School – Canby OR 

In-State Division A (99 Members or Less)

First Place –Centennial High School – Gresham, OR

Second Place – Hillsboro high School – Hillsboro, OR

Out-of-State Open (100 or more)

First Place – Prairie High School – Battle Ground, WA

Out-of-State Division A (99 Members or Less)

First Place – Battle Ground High School – Battle Ground, WA

Second Place – Columbia River High School -Vancouver WA

Third Place – Shu-Te Home Economics & Commercial High School – Kaohsiung, Taiwan 

CAPTION AWARDS

Out walkers/Parent Support

Sumner High School – Sumner, WA

Cheerleaders

Oregon City High School – Oregon City, OR

Flags/Dance Team

Shu-Te Home Economics & Commercial High School – Kaohsiung, Taiwan

ROSE FESTIVAL EQUESTRIAN CLASS ENTRIES AWARD LISTING

Vern Hulit Award for Excellence in Preparation,

Organization and Presentation

Pendleton Round-Up Court

Native or National Costume, Individual/Pair

Happy Canyon Princesses, Kaia John & Kayla Fossek

Fancy Dress

Maggie Constantino and Cloud

Equestrian Group

Clark Co. Fair Mounted Patrol

Horse Drawn Wagon or Carriage

Special ‘T’ Carriage Co. – Teresa Ritchey & Roy

State, Regional or Association Queen

Miss Rodeo Oregon

 

Rodeo or Fair Queen

Miss Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo, Makenzie Matthews

 

Rodeo or Fair Queen and Court

Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo

 

Senior Scooper

            DJ Glenn Hadduck

 

Park Bureau Scooper

Happy Festival Scoopers

 

 

Seo wordpress plugin by www.seowizard.org.