A parade not to be forgotten

North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Family Parade was a big hit

Aiden Murphy wins the best animal costume on a bike.

Aiden Murphy wins the best animal costume on a bike.

The Family Parade at The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo was held on Labour Day Monday in the beautiful sunshine.  Approximately 100 people participated and fun was had by all!

The parade was led by one of the lawn tractor racers sponsored by Corporal Darrin Underhill, the Fire Department was on hand to follow the end of the parade, and we thank Todd English for helping keep everyone safe.  In between we had many children in great looking costumes that brought along animals grandparents and friends of all shapes and sizes, and there was even a marching guitar band.

The Thompson Valley Players, who host the parade, would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate and are already looking forward to next year.

The winners of the five Special Ribbons and $25 in prize money in no particular order were, “The North Thompson Year of the Goat” with The Stutt,  Howes, Eustache, and Lenton families. “Frozen” with Taalishia, Amber Doson, “The Overlanders” with the Spark Family (Hayden, Avery, Winslet, Aria) “The Rodeo Clown” with Dominic Gobbi, “My Little Pony Horse Rescue” with Corey, Clairesse Bourque, and Isabel, Alayah Maddocks-Puetz.

First Prize Ribbons were also presented to the following, Decorated Trike, Hunter Janzen, Decorated Bike, (pair) Eva, Jamie Stephens, Decorated Bike (group)Missy with The Rainer Rascals, Decorated Bike (Individual) Sandi Eustache. Decorated Wagon Lexi Janzen, Decorated Stroller, Rene Janzen, Zander Janzen, Best Dressed (pair) Morgan and Mason Wohlgmuth, Best Dressed Super Hero, Illy Realff, Best Costume Dana Underhill, Best Western Costume (Pair) Alexandra Underhill, Emmy Underhill, Best Animal Costume on a Bike, Aiden Murphy, Liam Murphy. After the Parade prize money was handed out at The Fall Fair Stage by our Judge and reigning Ambassador, Jillian Mcinnes.

Beverly Murphy, president of the Thompson Valley Players, also announced this year’s recipient of the Huntley Cooper Award to a much deserving Nikki Storey for all her work and participation in theatre this year.  Nikki is a very dedicated, creative and talented actor who loves to perform and choreograph her own work. This award is in honor of Huntley who help to start a junior division in our Theatre Group and always worked hard to keep the arts and culture a big presence in our community. Thompson Valley Players congratulate Nikki for all her hard work and effort!

Now the TVP are planning for Christmas. Anyone with ideas or wanting  to join in the fun of a Christmas production please come to our next meeting Monday Sept. 21, in the Multipurpose room at the Ridge!