Grand Feature float award winners announced

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has announced winners of its float award contest for the Grand Feature Parade that took place in Winchester Saturday.

Winning the Sweepstakes Award was National Fruit Produce Company Inc./White House Foods. Shenandoah University won the Lions Award (second place overall) and the Apple Blossom Mall won the Grand Marshal’s Award (third overall).

The Apple Blossom Theme Award went to Blue Ridge Hospice.

Other winners are as follows, in order from first to third place:

Business Organizations, non-professionally built: National Fruit, Gore’s Meats and Winchester Imaging.

Business Organizations, professionally built: Apple Blossom Mall, Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson and Grand Home Furnishings.

Civic and Service Organizations, non-professionally built: Winchester Elks Lodge 867, Fraternal Order of Police and Veterans of Foreign Wars — Winchester Post 2123.

Civil and Service Organizations, professionally built: Fraternal Order of Eagles Winchester 824 (first) and Winchester Rotary Club (second).

Community Participation, non-professionally built: Shenandoah University, Frederick County Fair and Blue Ridge Hospice.

Community Participation, professionally built: North Warren Fire Department, Rivermont VFD/Warren County 4-H Queens and Warren County Fair Association.