Nevada City parade winners honor Constitution
September 11, 2013
The winning entries in Sunday's Constitution Day Parade have been announced.
Nevada County's 47th annual Constitution Day festivities, which took place in Nevada City, were started 47 years ago by the Nevada Lodge 13 Free and Accepted Masons, who wanted to honor public schools and the U.S. Constitution.
The signing of the U.S. Constitution traditionally marks the beginning of the Constitution Day Parade, which wends its way down Broad Street.
Best in Parade went to Cibara Motor Corp./Ben Ali Shriners with first place, American Legion Yolo Post 77 with second place, Daughters of the American Revolution, Capt. John Oldham Chapter, with third place, and Wrecking Crew/Ben Ali Shriners with an Honorable Mention.
In the Best Historical Unit category, The Famous Marching Presidents took first place with second going to the Delaware Regiment and California Consolidated Drum, third going to Gold Country Sons of the American Revolution and an Honorable Mention for the 1948 Seagrave Fire Engine.
For Best Float, Sons of Norway won first place, Nevada Lodge No. 13 took second, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 535 took third and E Clampus Vitus took an Honorable Mention.
The Sacramento Youth Band took first place in the Best Marching Unit category. The Seven Hills Band took second, Lyman Gilmore Band took third, and the Bear River Band won Honorable Mention.
For Best Musical Group, the Nevada Union Marching Band took top honors. Second went to Union School Band and third went to Pipes and Drums/Ben Ali Shriners. The Ophir Prison Marching Band got an Honorable Mention.
VFW Post 2655 Nevada City Color Guard won first place Mayor's Choice; The Merry Widow Society took second, the Nevada City Fire Department took third, and Honorable Mention went to the Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby.