The 2012 Chief Joseph Days parade this morning was a big hit, filled with cowboys and cowgirls, hikers and clowns, fisher kids, soldiers and action heros. However a flock of little red roosters, promoting the Red Rooster Cafe that will be opening soon in Enterprise (at the former site of Enterprise/Davis Cafe), won the heart of the judges, winning not only the the 6-8-year old costume category, but the grand prize of a bicycle given away by Coca Cola Distributing.
2012 CJD Junior Parade Winners
Grand Prize Winner Little Roosters of Red Rooster Café.
Small Fry (0-5) 1st, Fishing for Fun (Marley Hayes, Addie Moore, Eva Moore, Bonnie Bright); 2nd, Firefighters and Farmers Unite (Xavier Arroyo, Dawson Hale); 3rd, Olympic Bound (the Cunningham and the Matthews girls).
Costumes (6-8) 1st, Little Roosters of Red Rooster Cafe; 2nd, Avengers (Kobeler, Kaden, Jace and December); 3rd, Little Miss Muffitt (Bailey Vernam).
Costumes (9 and older) 1st, Silly Boys, Girls Hunt Too (Rena Steal, Shian Washington) 2nd, Gold and Purple Goddesses (Ruby Minato, Julia Pulsifer, Natalie Wandschneider); 3rd, Wonderful Pets Rescue (Chad, Emily, Johnny James, Isabella, Dillon, Bobbie, Alexa).
Wheels 1st, Soldier Boys (Andy Boyd, Wesley Johnson); 2nd, Dreamer of a Horse (Parker Siebe); 3rd, Tough Enough to Wear Pink (Anne Rose, Lauren McBurney).
Marching 1st, Smokey Bear and Friends; 2nd, Wallowa County 4-H Court (Ashley Campbell, Marli Tracy, Emma Carlson); 3rd, 4-H Clover Bud Cookers.
Floats 1st, Box of Crayons: Colors of the Rainbow (Calyn, Kylee, Sydney, Robbie, Ladd and Jack from Palouse, Wash.); 2nd, Captain Hooks Fishing Crew (Jerry and Nancy Hooks grandkids); 3rd, Princess Jaydens Red Neck Hunting (Jayden Salmon, Chelsea Campbell).
Riding 1st, Rocking Princess and Poodle (Jaycee Campbell); 2nd, Prince Charming and His Princesses (the Wentz, Thomas, April and Post kids); 3rd, Clowning Around (McKenzie Senger).
See Wallowa County Chieftain Facebook page for about 40 more photos.
(Editors note: The spelling of the names written on the sign-up sheet were corrected when needed if the correct spelling was known); otherwise, the spelling is as written.)