Mother Nature was kind enough to allow the Dogwood Festival parade to be held with just some sprinkles and light rain Saturday.  Unfortunately, all of the Dogwood Block Parties were rained out Friday night. Once the parade concluded the Quincy Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the float competition.

The Mary Lou Kent Theme Award float winner was St. John's Anglican Parish with their "Operation Serve" float. That float  featured some 30 teenagers pushing grocery carts to collect can goods for the hungry. They also displayed a boxing ring with boxers punching a punching bag to "knock out hunger".  The group also helped to clean up after the parade had concluded.

The Governor's Award went to Gardner Denver's float which featured a John Deere Tractor pulling a large compressor.  The float was made out of chicken wire and featured napkins and balloon arches.

The final award was the Mayor's Award and it was presented to the good Samaritan Home with a float that featured 20 plus walking boxes of Wheaties (The Breakfast of Champions) carrying "fatheads of our area residents who have been champions over the years.

Congratulations to all the winners as well as all of those organizations that took the time to build floats for the event.