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Beaverton Celebration Parade hosts thousands, names award-winners

On Sept. 10, Beaverton High School celebrated its centennial with a parade that lined the streets with more than 4,700 people along the parade route and an additional 1,700 people participating in the parade itself.

Those in attendance saw festive floats, marching bands, community groups and local businesses, all celebrating being part of Beaverton.

The Beaverton Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a community tradition with more than 100 festive entries from marching bands and colorful floats to civic and cultural organizations. Each year, the Service to Beaverton Award winners are honored as celebrity guests in the parade along with local elected officials and the featured grand marshal.

Parade results are as follows: The Best in Show for automobiles went to Ralph Power with the Purple Knights; Sunset Youth Cheer won in the dance/drill team category; dance/drill team adult category went to Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’ oko’ a; the Girl Scouts garnered the non-profit category; Best Use of Theme went to Tualatin Hills Park & recreation for its Nature Mobile; and in the commercial category, Pietro’s Pizza took the prize.