City of Montgomery Names Independence Day Parade Winners

The Blue Ash American Legion NE Post 630 won the Best Patriotic Spirit ribbon for their unhampered display of patriotism.

The Best Overall ribbon went to ACA, A Characteristic Attitude.

The Montgomery Diversity and Inclusion Committee won the Best Float ribbon. They explained that their “float celebrated the diversity in the community that strengthens Montgomery and inclusion that makes it so welcoming.” 

The City of Montgomery would like to thank all of the parade participants and volunteers who made the annual Independence Day Parade such as success.

The following award recipients were honored after the annual Montgomery Independence Day Parade for their enthusiasm and patriotic spirit.  These winning parade entries received a $20 gift card to Aglamesis Bros. ice cream, certificates of appreciation, and prize ribbons.

  • The Blue Ash American Legion NE Post 630 won the Best Patriotic Spirit ribbon for their unhampered display of patriotism. The Blue Ash American Legion Post 630 Color Guard led the parade.  Post 630 represents military veterans from the fastest-growing American Legion Post in Southern Ohio. Legionnaire John Conlon, a U.S. Air Force veteran, commanded the Color Guard.
  • The Montgomery Diversity and Inclusion Committee won the Best Float ribbon. They explained that their “float celebrated the diversity in the community that strengthens Montgomery and inclusion that makes it so welcoming.”  The float included the vibrant use of color with balloons and signage.
  • The Best Overall ribbon went to ACA, A Characteristic Attitude.  They brought all our favorite characters to the Independence Day Parade, including princesses, fairies, superheroes, mermaids, and more.

Our thanks also go to our City volunteers and parade judges: Carol Suer, a member of the Montgomery Environmental Advisory Commission; Lt. Mark Stagge of the Montgomery Fire Department, who will retire from the fire service after 42 years in Montgomery; and Andrew Watson, store manager of Montgomery’s Kroger store.

Elizabeth Hedrick, a Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy Class of 2018 graduate and special event volunteer assisted the parade announcers, Montgomery Arts Commission chair Greg Leader and former Arts Commission member Nancy Nolan.

Montgomery is truly a special community, with thousands of residents and visitors who came out to enjoy the parade and cheered with enthusiasm and patriotism. Estimates indicate that 5,000 people lined the parade route. Plan next year to be a part of Montgomery’s July 4, 2020 celebration, a day filled with patriotism, community pride, and memories that will last a lifetime.