139th ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Parade Start Time: 9:30AM
Since 1874, the city of Modesto has celebrated the 4th of July with a parade through downtown.
2013's parade theme is "Proud To Be An American."
Organized by the Modesto Kiwanis Club
Grand Marshals - John & MaryAnn Sanders
4th of July Champion - Wayne Mathes on the Wells Fargo Stage Coach
Parade Announcers - Chris Murphy & Al Menshew
Key Club Youth - Contact: Jan Jeager or Brent Burnside
Official Photographer - Bart Ah You - Bart Ah You Photography
National Anthem - Will Be Sung By - Steve Trapp
Theme Song - by recording Artist Paul Winter
Central Valley Family Fun Festival, July 4th, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Graceda Park, on Needham Street at Park Avenue. For more info call: JP @ (209)571-1990 or visit www.CVFamilyFest.org
Modesto Farmer’s Market will be open on July 4th, from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts, on "I" Street between 10th Street and 11th Street. They will be featuring, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables.
"Born on the 4th of July?" Anyone 1-100, who was born on the 4th of July, is invited to join the 22nd annual float by emailing Sarah Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209)247-5441.
2013 Modesto July Parade Trophy Winners
- Chairman's Trophy - ShadowChase Running Club
- Overall Theme Trophy -
- Overall Equestrian Unit - Stanislaus County Sheriff
- Individual Equestrian - Lanting Family Percherons
- Equestrian Club - El Rematito
- Farm Entry - Lanting Family Percherons
- Antique Car (Pre-1940) - E Clampus Vitus
- Classic Car (Pre-1973) - Turner/Peterson fire truck
- Custom Car - Veteran 1
- Antique Car Club - Modesto Area A's Model A Club
- Custom Car Club - Highway 99 PT Cruisers
- Motorcycle Group - STAR Modesto Chapter 294
- Marching Band - PACT Marching band
- Musical Group - VMI Rocks
- Dance/Drill/Cheer Group - Starstuck, 2nd Place-PJ Dance Studio
- Military Unit - Modesto Bill King Marine Corp League
- Color Guard - Lt Col Arthur Composite Squadron 50, Civil Air Patrol
- Corporate Float - Scenic Towing/Mikes Towing & U-haul
- Ethnic Group/Float - International Festival
- Non-Profit Group/Float - Stanislaus Senior Softball Association
- Comical/Entertaining Entry - Grapes of Wrath
- Kids Group/Float - Yes Company
- Political Entry - Jenny Kenoyer
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2013 Parade Judges: Ed Rocha, Ron Emerzian,
Oscar Cabello, Bill Sahannan, Jim Ridenour,
Cecil Russell, Bill Ryan, Dale Butler
Al & Loretta Menshew. Plus Freddie Miller — Certified Equestrian Judge.