The best floats and units in the Fourth of July Parade and prize winners have been announced.
In the commercial division, Whirley DrinkWorks! took first place, United Refining Company placed second, and Northwest Savings Bank was third.
In the Service category, Beacon Light Behavioral Health System took top honors, First Church of God second, and Warren Players third.
Photo by Diana Paddock
4th grand prize winner
Karl Grosch, center, was the grand prize winner in this year’s Fourth of July celebration grand prize drawing. He is pictured with Dave Slocum, left, grand prize chairman, and Kelly Thompson, right, committee member and the grand prize winning ticket seller.
The top three youth floats were: first place, Warren YMCA; second, the Boy Scouts of America's Chief Cornplanter Council; and third, the Girl Scouts.
The best entries in the Fire Vehicle competition were: Best Tanker, Pleasant VFD; Best Engine, Glade VFD; Best Rescue, Pleasant VFD; Best Ambulance, Pleasant VFD Squad 7; Best Special Purpose, Glade VFD #5782; Oldest, Pleasant E-4.
For the Drill Team, Cheerleading and Gymnastic Units, first place was Dance Express; second, YMCA Powerhouse and third, Union City.
The top two Majorette Corps entries were Kidnetix, first place, and the Sparkettes took second.
The top four in the Marching Band category were Zem Zem, first; Elks, second; Penn Dixie, third and Excelsior Fife and Drum took fourth.
In the High School Band group, Maplewood finished first, Eisenhower second, and Falconer Central third.
Primetime Brass was the best Drum and Bugle Corps and the Johnsonburg Grey Knights finished second.
The $5,000 grand prize winner in ticket raffle was Karl Grosch of Warren.
Other prize winners were: 2- $1,000 savings bond from Northwest Savings Bank, Mary Mott, Bradford; 3- $125 car detail package from Warren Tire, Nancy Jolls, Warren; 4- one-year membership from Warren YMCA, Lisa Paul, Warren; 5- $150 Stihl Gas Trimmer from Howe's True Value, Tom Rosenquist, Warren; 6- $100 gas card from Kwik Fill, Crissi Winans, Warren; 7- two pies worth $26 from Plaza Restaurant, Joe Williams, Warren; 8- $50 gift certificate from Virg Ann Flower Shop, Matt Gray; 9- $25 gift certificate from New York Style Pizza, Jim Roth, Warren; 10- 18 holes of golf for two from Cable Hollow Golf Club, Tim Finch, Russell.
11- $50 gift card from Thorne's Bi-Lo, Debbie Suppa, Warren; 12- 18 holes of golf for four with cart from Blueberry Hill Golf Club, Denise Bleech, Warren; 13- $50 gift card from Throne's Bi-Lo, Wayne Surdyk, Warren; 14- four concert tickets from Yankee Bush Productions, Barb Damp, Pittsburgh; 15- $50 gift card from Thorne's Bi-Lo, Olivia Simmons; 16- four concert tickets from Yankee Bush Productions, Jen Young; 17- $50 gift card from Thorne's Bi-Lo, Jenn Carlson, Warren; 18- $50 gift certificate from Watt's Office Supply, Tom and Tina Judge, Russell; 19- $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware, Chuck Sopkin, Russell; 20- $225 one-year membership from Results Rehab & Fitness, Brian Huntoon, Warren; 21- $100 gift card from Blair Stores, Liz Logren, Warren; 22- $50 gift card from Walmart, Larry Streich, Warren.
All winners will be contacted in the near future to receive their prizes, according to a committee member.