CHERRY CREEK - The village of Cherry Creek wrapped up its Independence Day festivities, sponsored by the Cherry Creek Business Association Inc., on Sunday.
The event began Friday evening with the Cruise-In. Winner of the 50-50 giveaway was Joe Chugg. The People's Choice Award was presented to Ed Russell of Perrysburg for his 1966 Chevrolet Malibu.
One of Saturday's highlights was the annual Little Mr. & Miss Cherry Creek contest. Crowned by last year's winner, Hannah Finch, were Savannah Brodlowicz, age 4, as Little Miss Cherry Creek, and Logan Sheldon, 3, as Little Mr. Cherry Creek.
The Pine Valley Royaltones Alumni Band, winners of the musical float category.
P-J photo by Sue Ann Fish
A pie-baking contest was added to the festivities for the first time this year. Winner for the best tasting blueberry pie was Sarah Franklin. Two prizes were awarded in the apple pie category, with Patricia Kenney winning the picture perfect award, and Anita Wise winning the award for best-tasting pie. Winning the peach pie category, the picture perfect ward, was Anita Wise with her peach melba pie. In the miscellaneous category, Anita Wise won the picture perfect award, and Kristina McChesney won for best tasting strawberry rhubarb pie.
The parade winners are as follows:
Unattached Color Guard (VFW) - the Ninth NY Volunteer Calvary, which was awarded $70 and a plaque.
Senior Marching Unit - the South Dayton Venture Unit, which won $70 and a ribbon.
Junior Marching Unit - Harry Mosher Junior Girls Auxiliary, winning $70 and a ribbon. Second place was awarded to the Mansfield Little League Softball group, which won $45.
Marching Units (Fireman and Auxiliary) - the Sheridan Fire Department won $70 and a ribbon.
Oldest Fire Equipment - Falconer Fire Department was awarded a trophy.
Newest Fire Equipment - The South Dayton Fire Department won a trophy for its tanker.
Musical Float - First place, $175, was awarded to the Pine Valley Royaltones Alumni Band.
Float (church) - The Conewango Baptist Church was awarded $60 for first place.
Float (organization) - The Chautauqua County Dairy Princesses were awarded $50 for first place. Second place, $40, was awarded to the Moss family of Frontier Brook Farm.
Youth - The Cherry Creek Girl Scouts were awarded $50 for first place.
Family - The Powell family was awarded $50 for first place.