The Curry Coastal Pilot

The sun came out just long enough for the 72nd Azalea Festival parade

to be seen in all its glory down Chetco Avenue and Oak Street Saturday


Thousands of spectators lined the streets to cheer their favorite

floats, which included parade dignitaries:  Pioneer Citizens Keith and

Elaine Smith; Grand Marshal Elmo Williams; Junior Grand Marshals the

Brookings-Harbor High Scbool Varsity Cheerleading Team, OSAA 4A state

champions; and the Azalea Festival court with Queen Liz Lindley and

princesses Brianne Dodgen, Ashley Juarez, Emilee Bottoms and Meredith


Members of Soroptimists International of Brookings stood on the

sidewalk along Chetco Avenue to judge the parade entries. The winners

were announced later in the day during the Azalea Park Program.

Winners were:

andbull;President's Award, best use of flowers andndash; entry 31, Curry Democrats;

andbull;Grand Marshal's Award, best use of special effects andndash; entry 15, Marine Corps League;

andbull;Queen's Award, best use of color andndash; entry 67, Manos Unidos;

andbull;Mayor's Award, most original andndash; entry 40, Community Kitchens;

andbull;Sweepstakes Trophy andndash; entry 48, Town and Country Animal Clinic;

andbull;Best Band andndash; entry 54, Phoenix High School marching band;

andbull;Best Equestrian Unit andndash; entry 62, Town and Country Animal Clinic;

andbull;Best Antique and Classic Car andndash; entry 5, Harbor Fire Department, 1925 Stutz fire truck.