Fairfield 4th of July Parade 7_4_14

Ashley Miller uses a hula hoop while walking along side the Roadrunner Towing float at the Fourth of July Parade, in downtown Fairfield, Friday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)


Chapkis Dance takes top honors in Fairfield parade

By From page A4 | July 10, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Chapkis Dance and its show-stopping routine during Fairfield’s Fourth of July parade won the Suisun City-based dance company the grand sweepstakes award for being best overall favorite, parade’s organizers announced Wednesday.

Republic Services-Solano Garbage Company collected the sweepstakes award for best portrayal of theme of Stars & Stripes Forever.

These and the other award winners will be honored at a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday in the Fairfield City Council chamber, 1000 Webster St.

This year’s other winners, listed in order of finish:

  • Business: Total Home and Garden Show, Miracle Math Coaching, John’s Hauling/Suisun Valley Antiques.
  • Church/School: Capt. Jonathan Harvey, Victory Outreach Fairfield/Divine Inspiration Bike Club.
  • Novelty Entertainment: Chapkis Dance, Aquatic Staff at Allan Witt Park, Solano County Queens.
  • Community Group: The Matt Garcia Foundation, Native Sons of the Golden West-Solano Parlor No. 39, Chinese American Association of Solano County and Fairfield Nirasaki Sister City Program.
  • Service Clubs: Girl Scouts of Northern California, Montezuma Shrine Club, Alooma Shrine Temple No. 212 Marching Club.
  • Antique Auto (1916-1929): Pete, Cindy and Emily, “The Smith Family.”
  • Classic Auto (1930-1949): The Roland Family, Thomas A. O’Neill.
  • Contemporary Auto (1950-1975): Express Sugar Designs Bakery, Budget Bob’s Termite Company.
  • Decorated/Custom Autos: Yin McDonald’s.
  • Military Vehicles: Catholic War Veterans of the USA.
  • Business/Commercial Vehicles: Roadrunner Tow/American Auto Body Specialist, Jelly Belly.
  • Vehicle Club: North Bay PT Cruisers, Golden Hills Mustang Club.
  • Service/Organization/Church Float: American Cancer Society-Relay for Life,  Justice for All, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW.
  • Business/Commercial Float: Republic Services-Solano Garbage Company, B-Sharp Academy, Ford Lincoln Fairfield.
  • Novelty Mounted Group: Wild Horse Wranglers.
  • Family Mounted Group: Outlaw Cowboys.
  • Charro/Charra Mounted Group: Rancho El Zapotillo.
  • Sweepstakes: Republic Services-Solano Garbage Company, Best Portrayal of Theme.
  • Grand Sweepstakes: Chapkis Dance, Best Overall Favorite.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • P.J.July 10, 2014 - 7:18 am

    I'd love to know what those kids ate for breakfast! They really do have the moves...really high energy dancing. And OH, the most gorgeous horses dancing to music, Rancho El Zapitillo...could have watched all day!

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