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Lilac Festival announces winners as parade steps off

The Lilac Festival float and equestrian awards have been announced:

Float judging

Queen’s Award (best in population 100-1,000):

First place: Tekoa

Second place: Rosalia

Third place: Wilbur

Princess’s Award (best in population 1,000-2,000)

First place: Ritzville

Second place: Oroville

Third place: Davenport

President’s Award (best in population 2,000-12,000):

First place: Prosser

Second place: Deer Park

Third place: Leavenworth

Grand Marshal Award (best in population 12,000-700,000):

First place: Puyallup

Second place: Wenatchee, Apple Blossom Festival

Third place: Moses Lake, Spring Festival

Noncommercial Award: Stomp Out MS

The Torchlight Awards, judged during the parade for best lighting, were not yet available.

Equestrian winners

Royalty: Pend Oreille County, “Fair Queen”

Specialty Units (Novelty/Costume): Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days

Specialty Units (Mounted): Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

Units Representing Rodeos/Festivals/Communities (other than royalty): Ellensburg Rodeo Posse

Evelyn Jones Memorial (Best Equestrian) Award: Omak Stampede Queen

Pooper Scooper: Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo Queen