The Rome Area Cahmber of Commerce has announced the winners of the Ronald A. Swinney Best in Parade awards from Saturday’s Honor America Days celebration.
In the business category, Rome Memorial Hospital placed first and Flagstone Real Estate/Hillside Seasonal Services won runner up.
The winning float in the “organization” category was North Star Cheerleading. The city Parks and Recreation Department float came in second place. Additional awards were given as follows:
Most creative use of music or props: CSEA
Most interactive with spectators: Girl Scout Troop 20898
Most inspirational: Rome Historical Society
Best costumed: Immanuel Baptist Church
Best use of theme: AFRL Social Council
Judge’s favorite: Kris-Tech Wire Co.
Committee’s choice: AmeriCU, Rome YMCA, and the Capitol Theatre.
Awards will be officially presented in a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Bellamy Harbor Park after the grand opening of Canalfest.
The awards will be presented by the Swinney family, Chamber representatives, and Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo.