22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade announces winners

March 17, 2010
Santa Paula News

The 22nd annual County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Saturday, March 13 and the people who came out to celebrate were not disappointed. 

With over 90 entries from all over Ventura County, the parade offered fun for everyone. Horses, cheerleaders, bands, clowns, classic car clubs and more turned out for the festive occasion.

 Thousands of people from around the county turned out for the parade this year. Spectators were treated to the charm and wit of Ventura’s own Zachary Levi, star of NBC television’s “Chuck” (Mondays at 8PM).

 Winners of the parade are: Color Guard; Knights of Columbus Color Guard, High School Band; Buena High School Band, Junior Band; Ocean View Jr. High School Seahawk Marching Band, Adult Band; Shenanigans, Families; The McGrath Clan, Equestrian; Camarillo Riders, Horse Drawn Vehicle; Bridget Ponce de Leon and Sparkle, Adult Clubs & Organizations; Dance with Aloha, Youth Clubs & Organizations; Thousand Oaks High School Competition Cheerleaders, Commercial; Cypress Place Senior Living, Commercial Vehicles; Ventura Bike Depot, Antique Vehicles; Ventura County Model “A” Ford Club, Individual Vehicles; Ventura Vintage Rods, Fire Trucks; Ding Masters, Media; 1450 AM The Boomer, Novelty; Ventura County Recumbent Riders, Walking; AIM Athletes in Motion, Most Irish; The Claddagh School of Irish Dance, Environmental Green Theme; Agromin, Restaurants and Pubs; Billy O’s, Government Agencies; Ventura Port District. The Arnold Hubbard Memorial Trophy (Best in Parade); Pacific Coast Highlanders Pipe Band and MacKinnon Dance Academy. The Ventura Mayor’s Trophy went to St. Baldrick’s Foundation (A non-profit organization, dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research).

 Judges for the parade were Barbara Quaid, CEO, Ventura County Fairgrounds; Trudy Arriaga Ventura Unified School District Superintendent ; Sheldon Browm, Editor of The Breeze newspaper; Anthony Romero, VP and Manager of Rabobank, Ventura; James Lockwood,  St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee; Dan Frederickson, Ventura business owner.

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