What a blast we had in this parade last weekend.... we won a ribbon - 3rd place in a very competitive parade. We live in the land of cherries here in the Columbia River Gorge!
Look for a quick cameo of doxie Doodle of Surf Dog Diaries on a surfboard in the pro video below ... it captures the spirit of community alive and well at the NW Cherry Festival in Oregon! Thanks to The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce for the great video - and Immense Imagery.
We'll post our own video this weekend - a hysterical Doodle eye view (GoPro video) of the parade right here!
Here's our Cherry festival photo blog from last year "With A Cherry on Top" - with two dogs on board - or click on the photo below. This year, we rode in honor of basset brothers Dude and Elvis were in prior parades (RIP.)
2017 Cherry Festival winners:
PARADE - Walking group:
1st place: The Dalles High School Riverhawk marching band - and People’s Choice award
2nd place: Canton Wok Lion and Dragon Dancers3rd place: Gorge Surf Dogs (DogDiary.org)
1st place: Renken Farms
2nd place: Polehn Farms
3rd place: Cherry Pit Queens
1st place: Ketchum Kalf
2nd place: Wasco County
3rd place: Klickitat County third.
FESTIVAL - Cherry idol:
1st place: Taylor Beeks
2nd place: Kaya Byrd second
3rd place: Hillary Langdon and Kellina Coy third.