4th of July Parade: Sonoma marches on
The banners waved and then some this week as Sonoma celebrated the Fourth of July in typical style — a cocktail of patriotism, community, irreverence and a few noticeable pitchers of sangria. Thousands encircled the Plaza to watch dozens of parade entrants file past. Above, local Scouts got into the ‘spirit of ‘76’ as the parade got underway, courtesy of the Sonoma Valley Volunteer Firefighters Association, which staged the parade and the grand fireworks display later in the evening. Let freedom ring, Sonoma.
“The parade judges deemed La Luz “Best of Parade” by only one point over Exchange Bank,” said parade organizer Bob Norrbom. “It was extremely close!”
Here’s a list of the parade winners:
1st - Exchange Bank
2nd - Sonoma Fit
3rd - Arbor Fence, Inc.
FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS:
1st - Rocking Out Breast Cancer
2nd - Steve Moore and Town Square
3rd - Bike Life
1st - La Luz
2nd - Valley of the Moon Garden Club
3rd - Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
1st - LGBT Seniors
2nd - Sonoma Newcomer’s Club
3rd - Sonoma Valley Mother’s Club
1st - Sonoma Revolution Softball
2nd - Sonoma Valley High School Dance Team
3rd - Sonoma United Soccer
1st - The Other Hometown Band
2nd - The Sonoma Hometown Band
BEST OF PARADE:
All photos by Will Murray unless noted.