Jamyn Cook clowns it up for the crowd lining Broadway during the Fourth of July Parade. The theme for this year's parade was "Women of the Klondike." Photo by Dimitra Lavrakas

Cheering on "Women of the Klondike"

Parade theme defies decades, gender

(Left) "If we don't have it you don't need it," screams a comely John L. (for luscious) O'Daniel, who shares the Skagway True Value Hardware float with an unknown beauty. (Right) Red Onion floozy, Melanie Kubes, yells the traditional gold rush pick up line, "Five dollars for 15 minutes fellas!"

Photos by Dimitra Lavrakas and Jennifer Collins

And the winners are ...


Grand prize: Little Dippers Daycare's "Garden Bugs"

Best theme float: “Caddy Floozies” from the Red Onion
Best garden city float: Little Dippers Daycare’s “Garden Bugs”
Most patriotic float: Anna True and Tom Sawyer of Keller’s Judge’s choice: Mabel G. Smith’s “Famous Pumpkin Cookie”
Honorable mentions: Float: Hamilton Construction’s CanCan Girls

Best marching/non-float: Midnight Sun Piper Band Other float: Madam Bev’s True North Value Hardware

Non float: Salvation Army & Eva Beeks as Evangeline Booth

Best theme: Westfall Destruction with Riley and Rosalie Westfall
Most patriotic: Sierra Moran

Judge’s choice: Newsie Wagon with Daniel Brady Best group: “Soapy Loves Women of the Klondike” with Bryce Jones, Jayne Eddy and Ellie Sica
Best decorated bikes: Patriotic Bikes with DeAnte and Amber Jones, Patriotic Mayos with K.C. and Brandy, Moe’s Frontier Charming Charlie with Alicia and Rhianna Mitchell, and Alissa and Mikela Smith Bikers
Honorable mentions: Skagway Inn’s Women of the Klondike


First Place: Janelle and Chris Martin.

Wild Ducks: Beth Cline, Sara Skelton, Dan Turner, Lynnette Larson and Monica Allen

It's not whether you win or lose...

... it's how you wear your corset!