Mother Nature granted Goliad a perfect weather day for the 2013 Goliad County Fair Parade on March 16 in downtown Goliad.
With a new route, new lineup and 45-plus entries, the parade kicked off at 10:30 a.m. without a hitch. The Grand Marshal this year was Louis Rodriguez, who was named the Anne Kohler Outstanding Citizen at the Annual Chamber Banquet last month.
The Mayor’s Trophy was awarded to the South Texas Wheel Spinners & Crank Twisters Antique Tractor Club.
The Judge’s Trophy was awarded to Cripple Creek Cattle Company.
The award for traveling the furthest to participate went to the South Texas Travelers who came from Raymondville.
Following are the other awards:
First-Place commercial entry: It’s a Small World Nursery School
Second-place commercial entry: Dairy Queen
First-place chamber of commerce entries – Chisholm Trail Roundup Queen’s Court
Second-place chamber of commerce entries – Yoakum Chamber of Commerce.
First-place marching/mounted unit – La Bahia Trail Riders
Second-place marching/mounted unit – Bar IV Paint Horse Ranch
First-place noncommercial float - Presidio La Bahia Chapter –Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Second-place noncommercial float- Al Amin Shrine Temple of Corpus Christi
First-place best-decorated car/truck – Goliad Lions Club
Second-place best-decorated car/truck – South Texas Travelers
First-place youth organization – Miss Goliad and her Court
Second-place youth organization – Victoria Livestock Show Queens
Thank you to all of the entries in this year’s parade.
We would like to thank judges Bridgette Postel, Maria Ruiz and Sophia Wilson and the many other people who made this event possible: Mike Moore, Michael Martinez, Fannin Street United Methodist Church, City of Goliad, County of Goliad, Judge David Bowman, Sheriff Kirby Brumby, EMS Goliad, Mayor Jay and Stephanie Harvey, Mary Ashton, Jimmy Schulze, Mark Hilbrich, Eula Pfenninger and the Goliad Advance-Guard.
Special thanks to Mayor Jay and Stephanie Harvey and Tony Kutach for their contributions to the judge’s gift bags.
Chamber of Commerce