Montgomery names 2017 Independence Day Parade winners

The following award recipients were honored after the annual Montgomery Independence Day Parade for their enthusiasm and patriotic spirit. These winning parade entries received certificates and ribbons thanking them for their participation in the parade.

  • Meadowbrook Care Center won the Best Patriotic Spirit ribbon for their unhampered display of patriotism. Participating in the parade were residents and associates of the long-term skilled care facility located in Montgomery.
  • The Best Float ribbon was awarded to UC Pet Therapy. The largest organized pet therapy program in the region, UC Pet Therapy dogs provide support to patients in the dialysis, cardiac and neurology units as well as caring for hospital employees.
  • The Best Overall ribbon was given to the Gorman Heritage Farm. Pulling their wheelchair-accessible, custom-designed wagon, the all-star mull team of Jim and George, and the Gorman Heritage Farm’s Harness Club, created an memorable patriotic experience for all parade-goers.

Thanks also goes to City volunteers and parade judges: Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy (MCLA) Class of 2010 graduate and City of Montgomery Parks and Recreation Commission member Pete Teitelman; City of Montgomery Beautification and Tree Commission member Darla Hall; and Aaron Kellenberger, MCLA Class of 2013 graduate and chair of the City’s Beautification and Tree Commission. A special thank you goes to parade announcers Greg Leader and Nancy Nolan.

Plan next year to be a part of Montgomery’s July 4, 2018 celebration, a day filled with patriotism, community pride and memories that will last a lifetime.

Best Overall ribbon was awarded to Gorman Heritage Farm

Meadowbrook Care Center awarded the Best Patriotic Spirit ribbon.

Best Float ribbon went to UC Pet Therapy.