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Area entries come up roses in Portland parade

Published on June 17, 2017 12:01AM

Several area individuals/groups received recognition during the Grand Floral Parade, held June 10 durign the Portland Rose Festival.

In the Equestrian Class, Happy Canyon princesses, Gabriella Lewis and Virginia Conner, received first place in Native or National Costume, Individual/Pair; and Randy and Vicki Leonard of Pendleton Stagecoach took first in Horse Drawn Wagon or Carriage.

The parade grand marshals incldued Bobby Gross, Lloyd Neal and Larry Steele, members of the 1977 NBA Champion Portland Trail Blazers. The honor took place 40 years after their triumphant victory parade when “Blazermania” erupted in downtown Portland on June 5, 1977 following a spectacular 2-point win at home in the deciding game of the NBA finals.

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