There were 192 participants in this year’s May Day parade, organizers from Clearwater Rotary Club report.
There were eight floats in the business category, representing 12 different businesses. First place in the business category went to Blackwell Park Operations (Merlin Blackwell). A float from the Upper Clearwater representing Wells Gray Air, Wells Gray Ranch, Clearwater Lake Tours, Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises and Moul Creek B&B came second. Third place in the business category was taken by the Canfor-Vavenby/United Steelworkers’ float.
Five clubs and organizations entered. Top spot in the category went to North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Center. Second place was taken by District of Clearwater. North Thompson Communities Foundation came away with third place in the clubs and organizations category.
Tim Pennell took first place in the classic cars category, while Larry Tucker came second. There were only two entries.
David and Helen Pelton of Kamloops won the top spot in the individual category. They were the only entry.