Chamber of Commerce President Donna Bryan said that the 2006 parade featured 54 entries, in categories of small businesses, industries, fire departments, clubs and organizations and churches.
The entrance fee to participate in the parade was a $10 toy donation to the Trigg County Ambulance Squad’s Toys for Tots campaign, though as this was Trigg County, many gave more. Bryan said that the Helping Hands Food Bank gave a $100 donation to provide toys for underprivileged children.
This year’s grand marshal was retiring County Judge Executive Berlin Moore. Moore waited before the parade beside a limousine dressed in a wool coat. “I think this is going to be the best parade we’ve had. It’s always an honor to be the grand marshal, and I appreciate the support of the people of Trigg County for 33 years. Unless you have run for office, people may not know what that means. I wish I could do more for this wonderful county.”
Every float and display in the parade was judged by an out of town official to avoid partiality. The parade winners this year included The 4H’s “Goat-er-Done” Club, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Helping Hands taking first, second and third respectively in Clubs and Organizations. Small Business winners were the Downtown Cadiz Merchant’s Association in first, Clyde Martin’s Tree Service in second, and the Bank of Cadiz in third. Lake Barkley State Resort Park edged Benson International for first place in the industry category, while Delmont Baptist Trigg County Baptist and Blue Springs Baptist Churches were awarded respective first second and third ribbons for their floats. Montgomery VFD took first while Trigg Lyon was named the second and Cadiz the third for fire companies.
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