Arlington July Fourth parade winners

07/05/2014 9:26 PM

07/05/2014 9:27 PM

• Grand prize: Mansfield Sand and Select (awarded to the best overall entry in the parade)
• Mayor’s Award: Optimist Club (noncommercial entry that best depicts the parade theme of “Made in America: Celebrating Ingenuity”)
• Director’s Award: Arlington Historical Society (given for an outstanding entry in any category. Selected by the Fourth of July Parade Association board)
• Spirit Award: The Wheelin’ Elvi (best depicts the spirit of originality and enthusiasm and brings the greatest response from the crowd)

Ruthe Jackson Award: Texas Health Arlington Memorial Auxiliary (given in memory of Jackson, who served as head judge for more than 20 years. Float is the most patriotic decorated in red, white and blue)

Category wnners

Antique vehicles

• First place: Perrine Family
• Second place: William Jewell

Bicycle youth groups

• First place: Slow Spokes DFW Cruiser Club
• Second place: Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities/Push America riders


• First place: Arlington Cheer Legend
• Second place: Sam Houston High School cheerleaders
• Third place: Bowie High School cheerleaders
• Fourth place: Arlington High School cheerleaders

Classic car clubs

• First place: Christian Classic Cruisers
• Second place: First Christian Church
• Third place: Al’s Hamburger’s and Friends

Commercial floats

First place: MWF Buildingsmith LLC

Drill teams

• First place: Bowie High School Belles
• Second place: Martin High School Sundancers
• Third place: Sam Houston High School Tex-Annes
• Fourth place: Arlington High School Colt Kickers Drill Team

Marching band

First place: Arlington High School Alumni Band

Marching units

• First place: aRoundJoy at The HoopShack
• Second place: Ulster Project
• Third place: Cristales Event Hall

Mounted unit

First place: General Motors UAW Riding Team

Noncommercial floats

• First place: Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
• Second place: Fisherman Chapter, Christian Motorcycle Association
• Third place: Arlington Conservation Council

Novice floats

• First place: Native Revision
• Second place: Christian Classic Cruisers
• Third place: Valley Neighborhood Association

Professionally built floats

• First place: Fiesta Mart
• Second place: University of Texas at Arlington
• Third place: Arlington Today

Small-business floats

• First place: Still Bros. & Associates
• Second place: Camp Gladiator
• Third place: Step by Step Dance Studio

Unique commercial

• First place: Mind Body and Soul Dance Studio
• Second place: Craig Real Estate
• Third place: Groovy Goods

Unique Noncommercial

• First place: The Wheelin’ Elvi
• Second place: Arlington Navy Mothers’ Club
• Third place: Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Department of Public Safety
• Fourth place: Sons of Confederate Veterans

Youth float

First place: SPJST Lodge No. 183 Youth Club

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