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Takoma Park Independence Day

2024 Parade Prizes & Winners

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

First Prize ($300): Dazzling Steppers Dance Team

Second Prize ($200): Washington Adventist University

Third Prize ($100): The Mark H. Rooney Taiko School

Jeffrey Silverstone Memorial Uncle Sam Award - for costumed entries

First Prize ($200): Takoma Horticultural Club

Second Prize ($100): Washington Revels


Youth Groups

First Prize ($100): West Hillandale Hammerheads Swim Team


Roscoe Award (Animal Groups)

First Prize ($200): Greenbelt Dog Training Marching Drill Team


Wacky Tacky Takoma Award

First Prize ($200): Greenbelt Honk! Situation 


Parade Theme - representing “Harmony in Takoma Park”

First Prize ($200): Seasonal Roots


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: The Morning Few Band

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

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