The Norman Transcript


April 21, 2013

Wagon trains and classic cars parade down Main Street



Music was performed by various groups during the parade including Norman North High School jazz band, Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums, Blanchard 7th and 8th grade band, Lexington High School band, Noble Middle High band and Capitol Hill High School drumline.

Also new this year, the parade committee acquired a turn of the century “surrey with the fringe on top” carriage. Saturday’s parade was its “official” launching. Special guests, Pat Sloan and Charles Peters, rode in the vintage carriage.

The parade ended with horse-drawn carriages with the Sooner Teamsters Trail Riders Association.

Parade entries were judged for 10 divisions: Floats, Round-Up Club, Music and Dance Groups, Auto, Trucks, Other Vehicles, Miscellaneous Children, Miscellaneous Adult, Equestrian and Other Animal.

Float winners are: First place Cub Scout Pack 217, second Gingerbread Nursery & Kindergarten and third U.S. Submarine Veterans. Round Up Club winners are first place Norman Round Up Club. Auto winners are first place Sooner Model A Club, second Carl McFarland and third Canadian River Cruisers Club. Miscellaneous (children) winners are first place Republic Bank & Trust with Truman Primary and second Prague Kolache Festival Royalty. Truck winners are first place Sun & Ski, second Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4’890 and third Norman Music Festival. Miscellaneous (adults) winners are first place Norman Public Library, second Arvest Bank and third Rivermont Retirement Community. Other vehicles winners are first place Canadian Rivers Old Iron Club, second National Weather Center and third First American Bank. Equestrian winners are first place U.S. Marshals Posse of Oklahoma and second 4Cs Gypsy Horses. Finally, Other Animals winners are first place Blue HAWK (Helping Animals with Kindness) Foundation.

This year’s judges were Valene Albert, Steve Rice, Sonya Sugg, Ann Ross, Judy Pitt, Alison Vinson, Ashley Adair-Garner and Roger Brown. This year’s announcers were Elizabeth and Rick Health, with photography by Gary Kramer, sound system by Adrian Buendia with Nexus Productions and parade line up by REACT Team.

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