Granby parade, bike contest winners announced
July 5, 2011
Granby’s July 4 parade was well attended with spectators standing three to four deep all along the route. The judges, pulled from the audience, had a difficult time deciding who should win the best entries, said Granby Chamber Executive Director Sharon Brenner. “The Greater Granby Area Chamber of Commerce extends thanks and congratulations to all the participants for creating another great July 4th Parade,” she said.
Judge’s results are: Auto: 1st – Paul Simmering’s 2005 Chevy; 2nd – 4R Ranch; 3rd – Grand Mountain Bank. Float: 1st – Sports Center for the Disabled; 2nd – Business Without Borders; 3rd – The Linke Family. Marching: 1st – Mini Cheer Camp; 2nd – Girl Scouts of Grand County; 3rd – Cub Scouts Pack 104. Animal: 1st – Westernaires; 2nd – High Country Critters 4-H; 3rd – Sombrero Stables. Overall Best: Grand County Conservatives
The bike tours and the mountain bike races of June have passed. Bicyclists of all shapes and sizes visited Granby during Ride the Rockies, Sol Vista’s Triple DHip, and the Bicycle Tour of Colorado, packing restaurants and lodging properties and stopping by some shops as well. Many favorable comments were heard about the decorated bicycles along Agate Avenue, set out by area business owners. The judges picked the following decorated bicycles for individual color, originality, and theme. There was also a People’s Choice award.
Most Colorful: Coulter House; Most Original: Edward Jones; Best Theme: Mavericks and the Rocky Mountain Resource and Reuse Center; and People’s Choice: Mimi’z Pizza.