To the editor:
The annual Fourth of July Gala Parade was a success. The secret panel of judges interspersed through the crowd have weighed in, and the parade winners are ready to be announced.
Aubuchon Hardware is the first-place winner this year. The business entered a float with an Adirondack camping theme that had a rain effect that wowed the judges.
Three Fourth of July parade participants zip down Main Street on go-carts with American flags attached.
(News photo — Matthew Turner)
The second-place winner was the Lake Placid Horse Show, which entered two floats with patriotic themes.
The U.S. Olympic Training Center won third place with its patriotic-themed float.
Plaques for the winners are being made and will be distributed soon.
Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone for participating in the annual celebration of America's birthday!
ROOST events manager, Lake Placid