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Class of 1953 float wins grand marshall award at 2013 Trapper Days parade

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By The Staff

FORT LUPTON — The final results are in from the judges at this year’s Trapper Days parade, and the float by the 1953 alumni from the high school seized the grand marshall award.

This year’s grand marshall was Lucille Dahlberg, recognized for her years working at the Fort Lupton Food Bank.

The award for most creative entry went to the Quest Academy, a Dacono school but also a part of Fort Lupton’s Weld Re-8 school district.

The South Platte Valley Historical Society, which puts on the pancake breakfast for Trapper Days, received the Spirit of the Parade award for its float.

The judges also handed out two awards in individual categories.

Best Commercial Entry went to Defoe Roofing, and second place went to Disciples of Thunder.

Promenade Equestrian took top honor in the Mounted Entry category with the Buffalo Soldiers as runners-up.

Bank of Colorado was the only horse-drawn vehicle judged in this year’s parade, which gave them the first place prize straight out of the gate.

The highly-coveted award for Best Classic Car found its home with Bob Warner, and the Mile High Falcons secured second place.

The Civil Air Patrol earned the award for Best Civic float, and, in good fashion, the Youth Soldiers followed with the number two spot.

For those judging with their ears and their eyes, the award for Best Band went to the students with the Fort Lupton High School marching band. The 79th Highlander Piped Band didn’t go home empty-handed for their kilt-wearing either with the second place prize in that category.

For the schools, Twombly Elementary landed the top honor, with the runner-up being the WEB National Junior Honor Society.

Fourway Baptist was recognized as “Best Church” float; First United Methodist received the second-place prize.

Wholly Strombolli was the Honored Business for Trapper Days this year, and Dave Furusho was the Honored Volunteer for his work with the 9 News Healthfair.