Youth Parades

2016’s Youth Parade 

The Youth Parade, hosted by the local Soroptimist club since 1947 was held on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 in downtown Angels Camp.   Crowds all along Main Street witnessed the official kick off for the Calaveras Fair and Frog Jump Jubilee. The theme “Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats” was carried out in many of the entries.

As is the norm, Cub Scout Troop #343, Murphys, led the parade and carried our nation’s and state’s flags. Our local police department and fire departments were fully represented. Marching groups, unique floats overflowing with youth, cleverly decorated vehicles and so much more entertained us all. And music, the Calaveras High Marching Band provided that. Newly chosen Jr. Miss queen and her court were present. Equestrians ended the parade with young horse loving kids and 2015’s Saddle Queen, Megan Middleton.

Thanks go out to all the Soroptimists who helped make this parade such a success. And an even bigger thank you to our loyal sponsor, Century 21.



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2015’s Youth Parade Was A Huge Success!

Were you in downtown Angels Camp on Thursday, May 14th?

If so, you would have heard 2015’s Fair theme

“Jumpin’ Frogs, Chubby Hogs and Corn Dogs” 

repeated over and over again, as Soroptimist announcers, Paulette Stelte and Joanne Jeffords did a fine job of keeping the crowd informed about what float, band, mounted group or cute kid was coming down the hill – emerging from Pine Street onto Main Street.

It takes lots of Soroptimists and friends to make the Youth Parade happen each year.

The Youth Parade kicks off the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee & has been hosted by the local Soroptimist club since 1947!  We must give a big hand of applause to our loyal sponsor Century 21 –they supported us again in 2015!  This year’s parade was unique in many ways.  There were many unique and entertaining entries and several of them featured the theme in their decorations and costumes. Soroptimists take great pride in including recipients of our Ruby Award (who serves as our Grand Marshall) and our Violet Richardson award winner.

As is the case each year, Cub Scout Troop #343, Murphys led off the parade and proudly displayed our nation’s and our state’s flags.  Focusing on youth, the Bret Harte Band and Calaveras High School Marching Band joined us once again – what’s a parade without music?? Jr. Miss princesses were part of the fun also.  Not to be outdone, the Girls Scouts of Central California made a great showing.

Part of the fun, of course, is the judging –to see if your group will be chosen as #1 —the judges had a difficult time this year in choosing those winners.  Shown below, in no particular order, are a few of this year’s winners and others.

Mark your calendars for the 2016’s Youth Parade–same time, same place-3rd Thursday in May!

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Cub Scout Troop #343, Murphys Leads the Youth Parade.

Cub Scout Troop #343, Murphys Leads the Youth Parade.

     2014’s Youth Parade — held on Thursday, May 15th –was a sight to behold.

The Theme: “Fun for the Whole Herd” was carried out by marching bands, floats,

individual entrants and more!  Little buckaroos joined the fun too.  Young singers,

dressed all in pink, were a special hit with the crowd!   Greenhorn Creek’s Junior Golf Academy made an appearance.  Children’s Repertory Theatre, a group 15 members strong, were part of the fun.  Dancing has been part of our parade for many, many years and 2014’s parade was no exception.  Both Top Hat School of Dance and Studio 4’s Dance Theatre entertained audiences all along Main Street with their talents.

Click below to view highlights from past Youth Parades

2013 Youth Parade

2012 Youth Parade

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