Trophy winners named

The Pageant of the Masters took top honors in the Commercial Float category in the 45th annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, held Saturday under sunny skies. Oaks Middle School in Ontario was honored with the Band Assn. Sweepstakes award, while the Laguna Beach Garden Club was deemed best in the Community/Service Float category. Numerous other entries were honored.

The parade drew throngs of cheering crowds to downtown Laguna Beach with floats, bands, equestrians, and military personnel, all celebrating the theme, "Welcome Home," to the troops returning from the Middle East.

The winners are:

Grand Marshal's Trophy: Laguna Beach Girl Scouts

President's Trophy: Y Adventure Guides

Band Assn. Sweepstakes: Oaks Middle School, Ontario

Elementary School Band: Laguna Beach Unified School District Elementary Band

Color Guard (older than 21):

First place: American Legion Post 222/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868 Combined Color Guard


First place: Walt and Pamela Otto

Second place: O.C. Chapter, Sons of American Revolution


First place: Laguna Beach Unified School District Board (owner: Crevier Classic Cars)

Second place: Dizz's Restaurant (owner: Eric Mueller)

Third place: Mission Hospital, Laguna Beach


First place: Rotary Club of Laguna Beach

Second place: Laguna Beach High School Alumni Assn. (owner: Steve Fazio)

Third place: Laguna Beach Community Clinic (owner: Jim Roy)


First place: Laguna Beach Garden Club

Second place: Transition Laguna

Third place: National Children's Study


First place: Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Second place: Boy Scout Troop 35/Cub Scout Pack 35

Third place: Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach


First place: Pageant of the Masters

Second place: Laguna Beach County Water District

Third place: H.I.P. District


First place: Y Adventure Guides

Second place: Laguna Beach Girl Scouts

Third place: AIDS Services Foundation


First place: Mel Jackson Fitness Thru Dance

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