City of Alameda Announces 4th of July Parade Winners

Cathy Vital and Kim Deleon via Alameda Vipers Instagram Page--Members of the Alameda Vipers AAU basketball club pose with Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft after winning first place in the Fourth of July Parade Float movement category.

City of Alameda Announces 4th of July Parade Winners

The City of Alameda held an award ceremony for the list of Fourth of July Parade (“Alamedans, Bay Area Residents Enjoy Island Parade After COVID Pause,” July 5) winners on Thursday, July 21. Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft presented the winners with a trophy at the event. Alameda Recreation and Parks Manager Pat Russi and Director Amy Woolridge also attended the event. Winners were selected by a panel of judges.

First, second, and third place awards were presented to participants in six categories: Business, Community/Neighborhood, Green Power, Live Music, Movement, and Nonprofit.

Whisk Cake Creations won first place in the Business float category. Tomorrow Youth Repertory won first place in the Community/Neighborhood category. Cargo Bike Brigade won first place in the Green Power category and won the top prize, the Mayor’s Trophy. Other first-place floats include Encinal High School Soarin’ Jets Band (Live Music), Alameda Vipers AAU Basketball Club (Movement) and Alameda Arts (Nonprofit).

The city presented awards to equestrian riders at the parade. Awards were also presented to the City of Alameda Parade Grand Marshals, Christine Chilcott, Al Mance, Cheryl Taylor, and Jolene Wright, the four members of Alameda’s Police Reform and Racial Equity Steering Committee.

Here is the complete list of winners:

First Place: Whisk Cake Creations
Second Place: Alameda Theatre & Cinema Grill
Third Place: Alameda Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

First Place: Tomorrow Youth Repertory
Second Place: Alameda: Mr. Rodgers Favorite Neighborhood!
Third Place: Hello Yellow Tow Truck

Green Power
First Place: Cargo Bike Brigade (Mayor’s Trophy winner)
Second Place: Westside Joe’s Bikes
Third Place: Alameda Scouts BSA

Live Music
First Place: Encinal High School Soarin’ Jets Band
Second Place: Academy of Alameda Band
Third Place: Island City Sound

First Place: Alameda Vipers AAU Basketball Club
Second Place: O Kalani Outrigger Canoe Club
Third Place: Freak Truck

First Place: Alameda Arts
Second Place: West Alameda Business Association
Third Place: Korean Traditional Costumes Parade

Equestrian categories:

Mounted Group Open
First Place: Los Amigos Vaqueros

Mounted Posse
First Place: Alameda County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse

Charro/Cherra Mounted Group
First Place: Hayward Hills Charros
Second Place: Diablo Roofing Inc.

Vaquero Working Open
First Place: Otaez Mexican Restaurant

Ekene Ikeme   The Alameda Vipers AAU basketball float at the Alameda Fourth of July Parade.
Ekene Ikeme   The Encinal High School Soarin' Jets Marching Band won first place in the live music category.
Ekene Ikeme   Alameda Arts won first place in the nonprofit category.