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by: Photo by Holly Gill - The Deer Ridge float won the overall Best of Show.

The winners of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade have been announced:
   Best of Show: Deer Ridge Correctional Institute float.
   Best Use of Theme
   "Our Flag - Our Symbol of Freedom"
   First - Bill Pollard and Jeanie Parks' 1961 Chevy Bubble Top Impala.
   Second - Madras Saturday Market float.
   Commissioner's Best Float:
   First - Madras United Methodist Church, "Operation Overboard" float.
   Second - Madras Garden Club float.
   Best Non-Motorized Vehicle:
   First - Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon, Kayla Vincent.
   Second - Jefferson County Queen Court, Queen Jessie Foster and Princess Lindsay Soliz.
   Best Motorized Vehicle:
   First - Gerald Tucker's 1969' GTO.
   Second - Roy William's 1969' Mercury Cougar.
   Best Kid's Entry:
   First - Cub Scout Pack 58 float.
   Second - Sears, Heidi Wood.