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Applications being accepted for PeachFest parade entries

The City of Penticton float has won four awards in the past month as it travels throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Penticton float earned first place in Wenatchee, WA, and Oroville, WA; won the President’s Award in New Westminster; and placed second in Tonasket, WA. Royalty (red dress) Camelia Vokey, B.C. Ambassador, Annaka Ramsey, Miss Penticton, Sydney Wood, Princess Penticton. - Submitted Photo
The City of Penticton float has won four awards in the past month as it travels throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Penticton float earned first place in Wenatchee, WA, and Oroville, WA; won the President’s Award in New Westminster; and placed second in Tonasket, WA. Royalty (red dress) Camelia Vokey, B.C. Ambassador, Annaka Ramsey, Miss Penticton, Sydney Wood, Princess Penticton.
— image credit: Submitted Photo

Penticton Peach Festival organizers are looking for participants for the annual Peters Bros. Construction Ltd. Parade being held on Aug. 9.

The PeachFest parade is one of the largest in the B.C. Interior and brings floats from across the province and Washington State, marching bands, dancers, gymnasts, musicians, clubs, associations and clowns.

The parade starts at the Penticton Public Library at 10 a.m. and will head down Main Street to Lakeshore Drive, ending at the SS Sicamous.

Prior to the parade, the Penticton Elks Club will host a pancake breakfast. Each year they feed hundreds of visitors at the Elks Hall on Ellis Street between 7 and 11 a.m.

The parade lasts about 90 minutes  so it is recommended to come early to find a good spot to sit enjoy it all if you are not participating in it.

Last year the parade had 75 entries with winners in categories such as best commercial float, non-commercial, novelty and more.

Entry is free for non-profits and $40 for commercial entries. There are prizes for best floats and entries.

For more information about the parade call Teresa at 250-809-8557. To register your entry online visit www.PeachFest.com.

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