Clark County well represented at 2019 Grand Floral Parade

The Battle Ground Rose Float was given the Parade Chairman Award. In the Band Sweepstakes category

PORTLAND — Clark County was well represented in Saturday’s Grand Floral Parade, the cornerstone event of the annual Portland Rose Festival. For more than 100 years, area residents have flocked to the streets of Portland for what is described as “a colorful reflection of local, regional and international communities.’’

This year, Clark County was represented by the following entrants:

  • City of Battle Ground Float
  • Battle Ground High School Marching Band
  • Columbia River High School Marching Band
  • Llamas of Southwest Washington
  • Hudson’s Bay High School Marching Band
  • Prairie High School Marching Band
  • Clark County Fair Mounted Patrol
  • Clark County Fair Court

The Battle Ground Rose Float was given the Parade Chairman Award. In the Band Sweepstakes category, Prairie High School received first-place honors for Out-of-State Open bands of 100 or more members. In the Out-of-State Division for bands of 99 members or less, Battle Ground High School was awarded first place and Columbia River High School was awarded second place.

The Battle Ground Rose Float was given the Parade Chairman Award in the 2019 Grand Floral Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Battle Ground Rose Float was given the Parade Chairman Award in the 2019 Grand Floral Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz

The 2019 Grand Floral Parade began at 10 a.m. Saturday under overcast skies and temperatures in the 50s. However, by the time the parade had made its way along its 4-mile route through the city streets and across the Willamette River temperatures had reached 70 degrees.

The parade began at Veterans Memorial Coliseum and worked its way across the Burnside Bridge and through downtown Portland before ending at Lincoln High School. The parade featured the traditional large floats as well as mini-floats, bands, equestrian units, marching groups, drill teams, vintage vehicles, dancers, llamas, flags and more.

The Battle Ground High School Marching Band was awarded first place in the Out-of-State Division for bands of 99 members or less at the 2019 Grand Floral Parade, held Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Battle Ground High School Marching Band was awarded first place in the Out-of-State Division for bands of 99 members or less at the 2019 Grand Floral Parade, held Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Clark County Fair Court was one of eight Clark County entrants in the 2019 Grand Floral Parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Clark County Fair Court was one of eight Clark County entrants in the 2019 Grand Floral Parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Members of the Clark County Fair Mounted Patrol participated in the 2019 Grand Floral Parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Members of the Clark County Fair Mounted Patrol participated in the 2019 Grand Floral Parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Columbia River High School Marching Band was awarded second place in the Out-of-State Division for bands of 99 members or less at the 2019 Grand Floral Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Columbia River High School Marching Band was awarded second place in the Out-of-State Division for bands of 99 members or less at the 2019 Grand Floral Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Hudson’s Bay High School was one of four high school marching bands to participate in Saturday’s Grand Floral Parade in Portland. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Hudson’s Bay High School was one of four high school marching bands to participate in Saturday’s Grand Floral Parade in Portland. Photo by Mike Schultz
Llamas of Southwest Washington helped entertain the crowd at Saturday’s Grand Floral Parade in Portland. Photo by Mike Schultz
Llamas of Southwest Washington helped entertain the crowd at Saturday’s Grand Floral Parade in Portland. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Prairie High School Marching Band received first-place honors for Out-of-State Open bands of 100 or more members at the 2019 Grand Floral Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Prairie High School Marching Band received first-place honors for Out-of-State Open bands of 100 or more members at the 2019 Grand Floral Parade. Photo by Mike Schultz
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