Spring Lake Park Tower Days parade winners announced

The Spring Lake Park Recreation Department has announced unit and category winners from the 37th annual Spring Lake Park Tower Days parade.

 The Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life Tower Days parade float featured the patriotic return of Mr. Potato Head and his Toy Story pals Buzz (Reggie Petro), Jessie (Shelby Dar) and Woody (Miles Lefebvre). Photo by Bill Jones

The Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life Tower Days parade float featured the patriotic return of Mr. Potato Head and his Toy Story pals Buzz (Reggie Petro), Jessie (Shelby Dar) and Woody (Miles Lefebvre). Photo by Bill Jones

Marian Rygwall, city parks and recreation director, released the list of winning entries last week.

A traditional evening evening parade June 7 through the heart of the city kicked off the four-day early summer celebration.

Marching band: first place, St. Anthony Village/Spring Lake Park High Schools’ Patriots Marching Band; second place, Blaine Marching Bengals.

Honor guard: first place, Kraus-Hartig VFW Post 6587, Spring Lake Park; second, Sgt. John Rice VFW Post 6316, Blaine.

Community floats: first place, Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life/ABC Newspapers, Coon Rapids; second, Spring Lake Park Lions.

Junior units: first place, Jam Hops Gymnastics, Ham Lake; second, SLP Panther football.

Royalty float: first place, St. Paul Park Royalty; second, Fridley 49er Royalty; third, Coon Rapids.

Specialty unit: first place, Jimmy Hui Lucky Lion dance team; second, St Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family.

Floats, vehicles, walking performing units and walking non-performing units comprised the entry categories judged during this year’s Tower Days parade.

According to Rygwall, 82 units participated June 7.

Tim Hennagir is at tim.hennagir@ecm-inc.com


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