2015 heritage float awards
The 35th Annual Curwood Festival Heritage Parade which kicked off on Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m., delighted the crowds as floats, marching bands, clowns, horses, antique fire vehicles, dance groups and a wide variety of revelers celebrating the theme of Rediscover Curwood took over Main Street between Dewey and Chipman Streets.
Presiding over this year’s parade were Grand Marshals Charlie and Linda Keenan who have worked together to reconstruct and reopen the Lebowsky Center after a fire partially destroyed the building. The couple is also involved in Kiwanis, The Shiawassee Arts Center, The Child Advocacy Center, Memorial Healthcare, DeVries Nature Conservancy and the Shiawassee County 911 Board.
Sponsored in part by Patrick Wegman MD, Hardee’s/Red Burrito, Senator Rick Jones, Culligan, Nutrition Connection and Sound Wavz the parade’s judges selected the following groups from among over 78 entries participating in this year’s parade for special recognition. Parade Chairman, Char Cornell, announced the winners following Saturday’s event including:
Best Overall Unit: Carts R Us
Best Marching Unit: 144th Military Police Company
Best Community Unit: Owosso Community Players
Best Musical Unit: Ashley’s Dance Shack
Best Use of Theme: Chemical Bank
Chairmans Award: Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center