Danville Express

Living - July 13, 2007

Kiwanis announces parade winners

The annual Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley Fourth of July parade winners in 25 separate categories were to be awarded trophies at the Kiwanis regular weekly noon luncheon Thursday, July 12, at Round Hill Country Club. The parade had 125 registrants stretching over a mile from the corner of Hartz and Railroad avenues to Sycamore Valley Road. The Danville Police Department estimated the crowd to be approximately 40,000.

This year's parade theme was "A Salute to Our Veterans, Thank You for Your Service to Our Country." The entry honored for best following the theme was the Blue Star Moms, and the San Ramon Symphonic Band won for best band. The top marching unit was the SRVUSD Combined High School and a perennial crowd favorite, the Sycamore Lawnmower Brigade, walked away with the majorette award. Dryer's Grand Ice Cream was selected as the top antique automotive entrant, and Danville D'elegance was awarded the top special interest auto. NBC11 received the media award.

The best float was awarded to Norm's Place and the top scout unit was Pack 805 Boy Scout Troop. For non-motorized transportation, the award went to the East Bay Regional Park District, and the Red Hot Flashers of Danville won best novelty-comic group. The top horse entry was Healing Place Church and the top non-horse entry was the Tassajara 4-H Club. The sports team award went to the Tassajara Valley National Little League.

The Alamo Bunkettes received the neighborhood/homeowners association award. Role Players Ensemble Theatre was recognized as the best dance/theatrical entry and SRVHS Cheerleaders were awarded the best school spirit. John's Place was the best family entry, and the Alain Pinel Realtors won in that category. San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church won in the church category, and the country club award was given to the Blackhawk Country Club.

The awards in the business categories included Safeway in the retail business; Butterfly Life Fitness Club in the service business; and the YMCA, The Glowing Cougars in the community service/Special Interest. Countrywide Home Loans was awarded the best bank/financial office.


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