Grand Prize Best overall entry:
Barrington Junior Women’s Club was voted the best out of the 65 participating groups this year. The float celebrated their 80th year of serving the Barrington area community, and was shaped like a giant birthday cake. Adorning the layered cake were examples of all the activities of which the club is a part. Club members, of all ages, joined on the float.
Spirit of Barrington Award Most creative Design:
Advocate Good Shepard Hospital presented a bright and shiny float that made great use of color to draw attention. Their members that walked the parade route all wore purple shirts and handed out Frisbees. Their slogan is “Care that Shines!” and the tinsel that wrapped around their float caught all the sun and sparkled radiantly.
Village Presidents Award Adherence to the Theme (The Best of Barrington):
Baird and Warner showcased its Chicagoland roots with an extravagant float featuring red white and blue accents to their customary black and yellow balloons. The highlight of the float was the children’s playhouse that is being given away to a community member. Information on how to win the little wooden house was handed out by smiling group members.
The award winners were chosen by our group of parade judges who were handpicked because they represented some of “The Best of Barrington.” The awards were announced at the Brat Tent following the parade.
Patty Jacobson Barrington Chamber of Commerce Chair
Jack Schaeffer Barrington Area Development Council President
Chris Griffin Volunteer Extraordinaire Co-Chair of Sesquicentennial Street Fest
Gene Dawson Recently Retired Barrington Township Supervisor
Andrew Carter Roslyn Road School 5th grade teacher.
A special thank you to our 2016 Parade Sponsors for making this year’s 4th of July Parade possible.