Last week’s annual July Fourth parade drew hundreds of spectators to the sidewalks along Pioneer Avenue dozens of creative and energetic floats, even in the persistent heat not typical for Kachemak Bay.
This year’s theme, “Homer Grown,” celebrated agriculture and local growers in the Homer area. Things like the Homer Farmers Market, local farms and Sustainable Homer took center stage. Kyra Wagner, director of the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District and Sustainable Homer, was this year’s grand marshal.
Hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the event includes float judging in front of Bay Realty and, for the first time this year, in front of the Art Shop Gallery.
The winners of this year’s prizes are as follows:
Best of Show: Homer Senior Citizens Center
Best Antique Car: Memories on Wheels
Best of Bikes: American Legion Riders
Best of Animals: Robinson Family Farm
Best Children’s Group: Zumba in Homer
Best Use of Theme: Eat Local – Bee Healthy
Red Gallery Award (based on the Red Lantern Award from the Iditarod): Eat Local – Bee Healthy