It rained. It shined. It rained again. The liquid sunshine didn’t dampen the fun mood at the June Dairy Parade on Saturday, June. 28. The marchers kept marching, the dancers kept dancing and all of the assorted vehicles kept rolling along.
This year’s theme was the “Sound of Moosic” and that led to a wide variety of decorations on everything from floats to cars.
Our own float celebrated the true music of Tillamook County, the sound of mooing.
Each year, a team of employees volunteers their time to construct and decorate a parade float for the June Dairy Parade specifically for the Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador and her court. Our float this year was a classic red barn with white trim, complete with a quilt block (in honor of the Tillamook County Quilt Trail) and carton of Tillamook Ice Cream hanging out in the hay loft. Surrounding the cute little barn were some of your typical farm animals—a chicken, pigs, horses and, of course, cows—albeit in balloon form, as well as the dairy princesses. Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador Danielle Bull and her first alternate, Liz Thomas, were front and center in this barnyard symphony.
Completing our entry was a Yum bus and a large walking brigade of members, employees and their families who handed out cheese samples and Tillamook kazoos!
Our float received second place in the agricultural floats division this year, and two of our semi-trucks, also entered in the parade, received third place in the individual trucks category.
Mark your calendars now for the fourth Saturday in June and we’ll see you at the 2015 June Dairy Parade.