The Old Fashioned July 4th Parade had many jaw-dropping parade entries, so the parade’s panel of judges – including Tom Rusert, Darren Peterie, Julie Atwood, Kathleen Hawing, Steve Page and Cody Moody – were no doubt spoiled for choice. Nevertheless, here’s a list of winners by category from the memorable 2018 procession:

BEST OF PARADE:

La Luz Center’s “The Phoenix”

ANIMALS:

3rd- Dog Bless Sonoma

2nd- Charros de Sonoma

1st- XM Equestrian Arts

COMMERCIAL:

3rd- Exchange Bank’s “Lawn Chair Brigade”

2nd- Mi Ranchito Restaurant

1st- Sonoma Fit

FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS:

3rd- “Sonoma Strong Survivor” Flatbed Chevy

2nd- Chuck Palenchar’s “Glen Ellen Firefighter”

1st- Ballet Folklorico Quetzalen

MUSICAL:

3rd- Sonoma Hometown Band

2nd- Little Fiddlers

1st- The “Other” Town Band

NONPROFIT:

3rd- Valley of the Moon Garden Club

2nd- Sonoma Community Center

1st- SPParks and California State Parks

SOCIAL:

3rd- Vintage House

2nd- Sonoma Valley LGBT Seniors

1st- Native Sons of the Golden West #111

YOUTH:

3rd- Sonoma Gymnastics Academy & Sonoma Cheer All-Stars

2nd- Sonoma Jr. Dragons

1st- Sonoma Valley High School Dance Team