Carson Valley Day Parade winners announced

Commissioner-elect Sharla Hales rides on the back of a bicycle built for two on Saturday.

Commissioner-elect Sharla Hales rides on the back of a bicycle built for two on Saturday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Winners Slideshow

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


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