About 200 floats, cars, bands and various performance groups rolled and strolled down Portage Trail on Saturday morning for the Cuyahoga Falls Bicentennial Parade.
Onlookers and participants alike battled the cold and rainy weather in support of the much-anticipated event, and many attendees cast their votes via text message to determine the people’s choice winner.
The winners include:
People's Choice Winner - Cuyahoga Falls Pride Alumni Band
Winner Non Commercial Float - Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society
Runner Up - Bicentennial Committee
Winner Commercial Float - Cardinal Retirement Village
Runner Up - USS LaGrange Star Trek Fan Club
Winner Youth Float - Earl S. Hollen Rainbow Assembly
Runner Up - Boy Scouts of America
Winner Best Antique/Class Auto - Lewis Kreider's 1924 Dodge Touring Car
Winner Best Themed Non Float - Cuyahoga Falls Elementary Schools
Winner Best Equestrian/Animal Unit - Clifford Shoemaker's Horse Drawn Hearse
Winner Best Youth Marchers - Zahand's Martial Arts Academy
Winner Best Adult Marchers - Cuyahoga Falls Safety Forces Honor Guard
Winner Best Band Performance - Cuyahoga Falls Tiger Marching Band
Residents Dick Pierson, Dick Sebastian and Rev. Kirk Bruce
were stationed in front of the and acted as the judges for all units, except the People's Choice Award.