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Parade kicks off two days of Duvall Days activities

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Thanks to the efforts and dedication of the numerous organizers and over 100 volunteers, this year’s Duvall Days was a huge success with activities on Saturday that spread from Main Street to McCormick Park. Evening entertainment and fireworks concluded the day. On Sunday, events included a Fun Run, the Firefighters Pancake Breakfast and Cowpie Bingo (at Cherry Valley Dairy with tours).

The event has grown considerably since its beginnings decades ago when the town’s population was only a few hundred.  The old-timers used to joke (actually they still do) about the parade having to go around the block twice to make it long enough to actually be a parade and that one year the first prize winner was a logging truck that just happened to be passing through town.

Parade results

Favorite Band –  Cedarcrest High School
Favorite Vehicle –American Legion Historic Vehicles
Favorite Animal – Hoofs ’n Paws 4-H Club
Favorite Walking Group – PFLAG
Favorite Float – Hillside Academy
Favorite Team –  Cedarcrest High School Cheer Squad
Favorite Overall – Ixtapa Dancing Horses

Photos by Lisa Allen unless otherwise noted

euniceEunice Kosters and the Cherry Valley Riders are parade regulars.  grandmarshalsParade grand marshals Sue and Chris Linnerooth with Baxter.

saddlebredRepresenting Corbett Stables in Redmond, Savannah, riding saddleseat, and Mr. McQueen showed off the classy Saddlebred style. (Jennifer Tai Photo)  tank3American Legion Historic Vehicles were named Favorite Vehicle. Jim Greimes, WWII Battle of the Bulge veteran, rode on top.

jugglerThe juggler showed his talents while doing a balancing act at the same time.  image001Cedarcrest High School band was named Favorite Band.

hillsideHillside Academy won the Favorite Float award.

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