The Jenkins float carried the day at the 28th annual Boca Grande Community Center Bike Path Parade Saturday as the Best Group while The Island School scored Best in Show.
First-place group entrants included Grace Wikenheiser, Kitty Jenkins, Laine Jenkins and Claire Wikenheiser pursued by fearsome "shark" Ben Wikenheiser.
"It turned out to be a great event for island residents and visitors," said organizer Joe Wier. " There were 37 entries in the parade and a ton of spectators."
From left: Grace Wikenheiser, Kitty Jenkins, Laine Jenkins and Claire Wikenheiser pursued by fearsome shark Ben Wikenheiser.
Wier, supervisor for Lee County Parks & Recreation, credited the Gasparilla Improvement & Conservation Association, The Boca Grande Woman's Club, Friends of Boca Grande Community Center and Lee County Parks & Recreation for making the event possible.
"I want to thank the Boca Grande Fire Department, Lee County Sheriff's Department and all of the wonderful volunteers who made this event safe and enjoyable for the community," he said.
He gave a special thank you to judges Lo Lo Weir, Larry Warner, Misty Nichols, John Mendez and Bill Winterer.
'They did a fabulous job judging the event," Wier said.
2013 Bike Path Parade Results:
Best Group: The Jenkins - Grace Wikenheiser, Kitty Jenkins, Laine Jenkins and Claire Wikenheiser and Ben Wikenheiser
Best Business: Grande Aire
Best Nonprofit: Light House United Methodist Church
Best Childrens: Rocco and Sophia Burdge
Most Original: Allgyer Family
Best Theme Presentation: The Pilot Wave
Best of Show: The Island School
Honorable mentions: Mote Marine, Martha Diebold, Read Aloud and Pink Pony.
The Boca Grande Womans Club Island Fair, which immediately followed the Bike Parade, drew a huge crowd on the cool, sunny day.
The Island Fair featured children's games, bake sale, cake walk, book sale, hamburgers, hot dogs, sno-cones, popcorn and plant sale. Everything at the Island Fair is free outside the bake sale.
Women's Club committee heads include:
Angie Humbarger and Jodie Pearah, bake sale;
Boots Tolsdorf, cake walk;
Marianne Schlecht and Pauline Mendez, concessions;
Bonnie Slomkowski, decorations;
Judy Morrison, finance;
Kathy Berry, games;
Weezy Scott, Mary Jo Wilson and Jeanne McMillan, popcorn and sno-cones;
Bette Lyons, posters; and
Camille Williams, publicity.