2009-06-20 / Top News

Scottville Clowns 'Grand' as Results Announced for Lilac Parade Entries

7th Heaven Salon and Spa displayed various carnival acts on a float for the Lilac Festival Parade Sunday, June 14. The float boasted (from left) ring leader Tina Bourque, "two-faced woman" Erica Frey, Mike Iles as "the bearded lady," Chad Mehl as a witch doctor, Heather Ruff as the world's strongest woman, Christy Lucas as a mermaid, and Jessica Bentley as a contortionist. 7th Heaven Salon and Spa displayed various carnival acts on a float for the Lilac Festival Parade Sunday, June 14. The float boasted (from left) ring leader Tina Bourque, "two-faced woman" Erica Frey, Mike Iles as "the bearded lady," Chad Mehl as a witch doctor, Heather Ruff as the world's strongest woman, Christy Lucas as a mermaid, and Jessica Bentley as a contortionist. 60th Annual Lilac Festival $10,000 Raffle Winners:

$5,000 Margaret McIntire's grandchildren, Sam, Emory, Jack, Alex, and Megan

$3,000 - Bob Benser $2,000 - Sam Barnwell

60th Annual Lilac Festival Parade Awards: Stella King Award - Pulaski High School Marching Band Grand Award - Scottville Clown Band Best Equestrian - Don Andress, Carl Andress, Jamie Andress Best Equestrian Group - Cindy's Riding Stable Best Parade Theme - 7th Heaven Salon & Spa Best Float - Brugger's Haflingers

Best Hitch - Country Road Haflingers

Stunt Junkies - DE Wallen Productions with Trick Horses Sombra & Silver Flash

Relaxing on the roof and watching a parade go by seemed like a good way to spend the day for these spectators Sunday, June 14. The Lilac Festival Parade had 62 entries and Main Street was crowded with people enjoying the show. Relaxing on the roof and watching a parade go by seemed like a good way to spend the day for these spectators Sunday, June 14. The Lilac Festival Parade had 62 entries and Main Street was crowded with people enjoying the show. Best Bicycle - Mackinac Wheels Best Walking - Boy Scout Troop #299, Ada, Michigan Best Lil Lilac - Mackinac Island Lakers Dance Group Most Humorous - Traverse City Beach Queens Best Musical Group - Glen Erin Pipe Band Best Marching Band - Grand Traverse Pipe and Drum Band

Best Carriage - Lilac Festival Queen & Court

Judges: Marie Steensma (Wings of Mackinac), Pat Driscoll (Mission Point), Reinette Murray (Murray Realty), Susan Bentley (7th Heaven Salon & Spa), Dave Barsky (producer of Dirty Jobs)

Cooper, a four-month-old future Leader Dog for the Blind, rests his paws after walking after the Lilac Parade Sunday, June 14. He walked in the parade with a group of puppies, all being raised as future leader dogs. The Leader Dogs for the Blind group is based in Rochester. The group who came to the parade were the Michigan Puppy Raisers. One leader dog was also there, Lewis, with his owner, Laura Guerin. Cooper, a four-month-old future Leader Dog for the Blind, rests his paws after walking after the Lilac Parade Sunday, June 14. He walked in the parade with a group of puppies, all being raised as future leader dogs. The Leader Dogs for the Blind group is based in Rochester. The group who came to the parade were the Michigan Puppy Raisers. One leader dog was also there, Lewis, with his owner, Laura Guerin.

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