Young and old alike wore their red, white and blue best to celebrate “Stars and Stripes for Dayville!” which was the theme for this year’s celebration.

“It was a great day to be in our little town,” said organizer and city recorder Ruthie Moore.

She said, besides the parade, people also enjoyed a dinner and dance, a swap meet, duck race and horseshoe tournament.

The parade began with Sydney Thompson singing the national anthem while Rowdy Israel carried the flag on horseback.

Israel is running for the title of Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon.

Parade grand marshal Mary MacArthur also rode on horseback alongside her daughter Suzan Mascall, and they were followed by the Grant County Fair Court Queen Trinity Hutchison of John Day and Princess Courtney Nichols of Dayville.

Best of Parade honors went to a humorous duo, Patti LeBlanc dressed as a town sheriff and her husband, Ron, who walked in a cardboard jail, claiming to be falsely framed.

Moore thanked those who lent a helping hand during the event.

“It was a day where memories were made,” Moore said.

Parade Results

Grand Marshals: Mary MacArthur

Best of Parade: Falsely Framed with Ron, Patti and Chloe (dog) LeBlanc

Horse Division

First: Rowdy Israel, presenting the American Flag

Second: Trinity Hutchison and Courtney Nichols of the Grant County Fair Court

Kids and Non-Motorized Division

First: Jake Streeter Memorial Classic Car Show/The Streeter Family

Second: The Fisher Family/Gina, Jack and Gene

Third: Stars and Stripes Tumbleweeds/Michael, Miles and Adelynne Ashley

Motorized Division

First: Dayville Community 4-H Club

Second: Dayville Rocks! with the Dayville High School Class of 1968

Third: Celebrate the 4th! with the Dan and Dea Driscoll Family/Prairie Springs Fish Farm

Horseshoe Tournament

First: Larry Powell and Casey Fretwell

Patriotic Pallet Contest

First: Tiffnie Schmadeka

Facebook Contest

Jody Winkelman

Duck Race

First: Janna Streeter

Second: Natalie Paleianathan

Jake Streeter Memorial Car Show Event

First: Jim and Cheri Bellmore, Mt. Vernon, 1955 Chevy 210

Second: Dan Driscoll, Dayville, 1972 C-10 Pickup

Third: Jim and Colleen Clark, Mt. Vernon, 1956 Thunderbird

Tanner Award: Valli Hettinga, Dayville, 1947 Willys Jeep

Zach Award: Dayville Merc, Dayville, 1917 Model T

Nate Award: Reuben Negus, Mt. Vernon, 1967 Chevy Pickup

Kiah Award: Jim and Colleen Clark, Mt. Vernon, 1956 Thunderbird

Piper Award: Jim and Cheri Bellmore, Mt. Vernon, 1955 Chevy 210

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