140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ben Ali Shriners

Pirates, Shriners, and Cowboys


A Ben Ali Shriner owns the road on his go-kart during the Elk Grove Western Festival’s parade, May 3.

Western Fest parade winners announced

By Citizen staff
Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 10:55 AM PDT
The winners have been announced for the 57th Annual Elk Grove Western Festival’s parade, held May 3. They include a diverse array of marching bands, pirates, and Shriner bands who paraded from Old Town to Elk Grove High School during a breezy spring morning.

Best in Class: Pirates Island Partners (Best Parade Float), Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire (Best Parade Novelty), and Sheldon High School Marching Band (Best Parade Band).

Floats: Pirate Island’s Partners (Senior Organization Float), and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School (Junior Organization Float).

Musical: Ben Ali Shrine’s Oriental Band (Organization Band), Sheldon High School Marching Band (Senior High School Band), Royal All-Star Marching Band (Junior High School/Elementary School Marching Band).

Drill Teams: Valley High School Air Force Junior ROTC Honor Guard (Color Guard), Sheldon High School Marching Band (Drill Team), Elk Grove High School Cheer (Cheer Squad), Sheldon High School Marching Band (Drum Major), Valley High School Air Force Junior ROTC Honor Guard.

Mounted Units: Armondos Pony Pals (Future Horsemen), Rancho San Lorenzo (Mounted Group), Soprano on a Dancing Horse (Novelty Horse).

Miscellaneous: Pirates Island Partners (Children’s Entry), International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (Family and Friends), Weed Man (Commercial Entry), Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire (Senior Novelty), Cosumnes Fire Antique Engine #6 (Historical Fire Vehicle), Neal Simonsma (Historical Entry), Norman Newland 66 Oldsmobile (Classic Automobile), Ben Ali Shrine’s Classic Auto (Automobile Club).
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