(BEDFORD) - Crowds lined the streets Thursday afternoon despite cloudy skies to view the more than 120 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade entries.
This year's theme was Heroes of Lawrence County.
The call of colors was given by parade committee member Roger Gales with a flag raising and the national anthem son by JoAnna Kai Cobb.
The Grand Marshals were the 2013 Bedford North Lawrence Lady Stars and their coaches and trainer and managers. They were given a key to the city by Mayor Shawna Girgis and a large eagle mounted on a limestone base.
The winning entries were:
Mayor's Choice: Smoking Jim's BBQ with their BBQ train.
Award of Excellence: Bedford Federal Savings Bank with Mike Spreen driving a 6030 John Deere tractor with Lloyd Wood singing.
Commitee's Choice: Krazy-K-Tutu's float.
Best Theme: Bedford's Lions Club with their "We Serve" Float with patriotic music.
Most Festive: Lawrence County Fair Queen and her court.
Most Creative: Cub Scouts Pack 343 Springville.
Mayor's Choice: Sproles Automotive & Machine Shop with a 1931 Ford Convertible.
People's Choice: Jack M. Dixon with his 1926 T Bucket
Mayor's Choice: Justin Hillenburg with his 1937 F-12 Farmall Tractor.
People's Choice: Toby Fields with his 1935 John Deere Tractor and wagon.
Mayor's Choice: Rachel Mathis riding a gray mare
People's Choice: Miranda Grubb riding a paint mare.
Mayor's Choice: South Leatherwood Carriage, wagon pulled by 5-year-old Belgian mares Ribbon and Roz.
Mayor's Choice: Andrew Hartman's Funtime Band, with a salute to hometown hero Andrew Hartman
People's Choice: BNL High School Marching Band with director Jim Jones.
Judges' Special Choice
Veterans float - "Thank You To Our Veterans" pulled by Root's Rv and Sales Inc.
The parade committee gave out 25 youth participation ribbons, 20 antique car dash plaques and 10 antique tractor plaques.
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