Catalina Island News

4th of July Parade Winners

City of Avalon

The Nichols Family won of Best of Theme Raising Old Glory in Avalon's 4th of July Independence Day Parade. Most Humorous, Most Creative and Most Patriotic winners were also awarded.

Most Humorous:

  • 1st Place: "Avalon Harbor Patrol", Sangster Family
  • 2nd Place: "Red, White and Dodger Blue", Hustons & Dodgers
  • 3rd Place: HEAL - Helping Every Animal League

Most Creative:

  • 1st Place:  "Tank You Veterans", Avalon Boat House
  • 2nd Place: Davis Family
  • 3rd Place: Flynn & Warner Families

Most Patriotic:

  • 1st Place: "Captain America Salutes our WWII Vets, Superheroes in Our Hearts", Canout Family
  • 2nd Place: All American Family
  • 3rd Place: Catalina Transportations Cinderella Float

In appreciation for their service to our country, Avalon's 2014 4th of July Parade honored World War II Veterans as Grand Marshals. Those that participated included:

Bill Hill, US Army Air Corps 1943-1946

Bill Jones, US Navy 1943-1947

Bill Meister, US Marine Corps 1943-1946

Doug Bombard, US Army Air Force 1943-1945

Dick Kellogg, US Merchant Marines 1943-1946

Robert “Jerry” Huisken, US Coast Guard 1945-1946

Jack Linden, US Merchant Marines 1942-1946

Marie Whittington, US Army Signal Corps 1941-1945

Sam Rikalo, US Air Force 1942-1945

Roger Upton, US Air Force 1944-1948

Jim Burke, US Army 1943-1946

John Marincovich, US Navy 1943-1944

George Dold, US Navy 1942-1946