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Takoma Park Independence Day

2023 Parade Prizes & Winners

Performing Arts - Includes bands, vocals, dancing, acrobatics, theater, marching units

First Prize ($300): Mark H. Taiko School

Second Prize ($200): Happenstance Theate

Third Prize ($100): Takoma Park Department of Public Works  

Jeffrey Silverstone Memorial Uncle Sam Award - for costumed entries

First Prize ($200): Cub Scouts Pack 493 

Second Prize ($100): DC Comic Villains 


Youth Groups

First Prize ($100): Small Things Matter 


Roscoe Award (Animal Groups)

First Prize ($200): One Leg Up 

Second Prize ($100): Greenbelt Dog Training Marching Drill Team 


Wacky Tacky Takoma Award

First Prize ($200): Takoma Torch 

Second Prize ($100): Happy Campers 


Parade Theme - representing “Celebrating Democracy in Takoma Park”

First Prize ($200): Takoma Horticultural Club 


TPIDC Memorial Award - in honor of Belle Ziegler, Ernie Weisman, Ed Hutmire, June Aloi, Kay Daniels-Cohen, and Chief James “Jimmy” Jarboe

First Prize ($200: Congressman Jamie Raskin's Democracy Summer Program 

Prizes will not be awarded where, in the opinion of the judges, they are not merited.

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