Parade and sunshine: a winning combination

  • Mark Marette of Trails and Horse Adventures received the “best of show animal” award. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Grand Marshal Daisy Lee Bitter smiles at the crowd lining Pioneer Avenue.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Mako Haggerty, who represents the southern peninsula on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, dresses for the occasion in the Homer parade.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Rainey and Elias Sundheim add some holiday decorations to their bicycles at NOMAR before Homer’s July 4th parade.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Right, Angela McKinney hands out balloons at Anchor Point’s parade.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Crowds of spectators lined Pioneer Avenue on Friday to watch the annual Fourth of July parade. Organized by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the event was sponsored by Wells Fargo. 

Daisy Lee Bitter reigned over the proceedings at this year’s grand marshal.

From the viewing stand on the balcony of Bay Realty, the judges selected the following

Best of show,
$100 Homer Bucks: Zumba;

Best of show animal,
$100 Homer Bucks:
Mark Marette and Trails and Horse Adventures;

Best use of “sea to shining sea” theme,
$100 Homer bucks:
Alex and Adrienne Sweeney’s Littlest Innkeeper presents “Alaska Steamship Denali”;

Best group, adult,
$100 Homer bucks:
Homer Senior Center;

Best group, children,
$100 Homer bucks:
Homer Hockey Association;

Judge’s sentimental favorite,
$100 Homer bucks:
Homer Trolley;

Best bicycle, $50 Homer Bucks: Homer Hillbillies;

Individual, $50 Homer
: Brother Fun.


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