Shrimp Fest Parade

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Marching Down the Boulevard

It was another outstanding Shrimp Festival Parade down Estero Blvd. last Saturday morning as a full contingent of floats, marching groups and musical entries entertained crowds that lined the boulevard. Parade Awards were given in several categories: Business – 1st Place Red Coconut
2nd Place Salty Sam’s
Civic Group – 1st Place Red Cross
2nd Place Shriners
Family or Non-Business 1st Place Duck Float
2nd Place Dunn’s
Youth Group – Beach Baptist
Decorated Car – Beach United Methodist Church
Decorated Truck  – Friends of the Beach Library
Decorated Boat – Trico Shrimp
Marching Musical – Calendar Girls
Marching Non Musical – Clydesdales
Musical Non-Marching – Bay Shore Cloggers.

Photos by Sarah List.

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Trico Shrimp’s float won Best Decorated Boat.
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The Budweiser Clydesdale’s took the Best Non-Musical Marching Award.
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The Beach Baptist float won the Best Youth Group Award.
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And some shrimp showed up for the parade.
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Red Coconut’s Cool Bus float won 1st Place in the Business category.
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Delighting the crowds, the Duck Float won 1st Place in the Non-business Category.
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It’s not every day that you find a fire-breathing dragon on Estero Blvd.