Napa 4th of July: Your Photos and Ours

Relive Wednesday's parade with these photos from Napa Patch readers, plus the judges' results. Was this the best Napa Fourth of July celebratiion yet? Tell us in the comments and if you have photos you'd like to share, we welcome you to add them.


What a parade! Congratulations to Doris Gentry, Napa Sunrise Rotary and all the entries in this year's Fourth of July extravaganza Wednesday morning.

And deepest thanks to the Napa Patch readers who have contributed photos from the parade.

The parade theme, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," led to some creative surprises including baseball-playing dogs, horses decked with whiffle balls and taiko drummers singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

The judges' complete results accompany this article; here are the top winners:

Equestrian first place: Carneros Caballeros and band

Floats - Corporate and Business first place: Jelly Belly

Floats - Non-Profit first place: Napa Valley Taiko

Walking- Non-Profit first place: Xochiquetzal Folkloric Group

Exhibition Only first place: Poor Broke Cowboy

The parade grand marshal was Margrit Mondavi and the judges were Rick Molinari, Barbara Nemko, Dorothy Salmon and Todd Zapolski.

For more parade photos, please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/NapaCAPatch.

Bill Miller July 05, 2012 at 05:31 PM
I did attend and I agree 100% with Karen!
Karen Garcia July 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Matt: so you believe that no one should ever make suggestions or have opinions about anything she hasn't personally seen or experienced? I guess that might have been possible before our human ancestors descended from the trees, but it's a little hard to imagine a world like that today. Good luck with that. And, it wasn't the guns that you said were in "poor taste." It was the presence of a human being whom you called "ugly." Completely uncalled for, IMHO, and hardly indicative of a tolerant person.
Jamie Clemons July 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I also shared few photos .. While I walked in the parade...
Scott Yeager July 06, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Yeah, Matt, we get it that you and your kids like guns and you want more of them.
sandi July 08, 2012 at 04:02 AM
We could eliminate the guns-in any form. We don't need to be remined about guns- they are in every news broadcast and I would like a day where kids and dogs don't fear having to hear them....I don't like them at all..and don't like the noisy cars for the same reason. I enjoyed seeing the cars...just not hearing them...did miss the marching bands....


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