There were stars a plenty in the 2019 Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor. The theme was "Parade of Stars”, past and present. The Soroptimists won for best theme.
BEST THEME: Soroptimists
Soroptimists honored stars of the past and present. Sharon Kivisto photo
Best Theme Non-Float - National Park Service
The National Park Service spotlighted their sky watching program at American Camp. Sharon Kivisto photo
Best Use of Theme- Children/Youth - Salish Sea Ballet
Best Costume Group - Stars in the own Mind
This group collected food for the Food Bank and personal items for the Family Resource Center. They hope it is the start of a new tradition. Sharon Kivisto photo
Best Off-Island Group - UW Varsity and Alumni Marching Band
Best Animal/Animal Group - Bits and Spurs
Judges Choice - Cutthroat Pirates
The Cutthroat Pirates referenced the past ferry stars in the bubbly float. Sharon Kivisto photo
Best Vehicle - San Juan Farmers Market
The Farmers Market entry took 2nd place, but after organizers were unable to contact the Victoria Fire Engine folks, the Farmers Market took home the prize.
Victoria Fire Department Historical Society's 1952 Kenworth