With elections on Tuesday, more than a dozen candidates for office increased the size of the Carson Valley Days Parade to around 90 entries.
But it was Douglas County commissioner-elect Sharla Hales and husband Jim took home the prize for best political entry, according to the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club.
The couple rode a bicycle built for two down Gardnerville’s version of Main Street on Saturday.
With a theme of Happiest Valley on Earth, the parade’s overall winner was
All About Dance, with their entry that brought all the Disney characters together.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recreated the Haunted Mansion, complete with little carts and ghostly characters.
Carson Valley Swim Center recreated the Black Pearl for the parade, including pirate fights to win the commercial category.
The Suicide Prevention Network’s Living Out Loud entry won for best youth entry.
Winning for noncommercial was the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, while the Washoe Princesses won for best native American entry.
Kerak Shrine won for service club, while the Sierra Stompers Four-Wheel Drive Club won for nonservice club. Northern Nevada Antique Power Club won for antique vehicle.
Overall All About Dance
Youth Living Out Loud Suicide Prevention Network
Service Club Kerak Shrine
Non Service Club Sierra Stompers
Commercial Carson Valley Swim Center
Noncommerical Carson Valley Community Food Closet
Native American Washoe princesses
Antique Vehicle Northern Nevada Antique Power Club
Political Sharla Hales
Miscellaneous Douglas County Sheriff’s Office