Entrants to Alameda’s Fourth of July Parade earn trophies for spectacular floats or performances.
Best civilian band honors went to Los Amigos Vaqueros in first place, Hayward Hills Vaqueros in second and Kevin Kearney and The Mighty Neptunes in third.
The best school band trophy went to the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Band. The Alameda High and Encinal High school bands took second and third respectively and the Academy of Alameda Wind Ensemble took fourth.
Best marching band honors went to Lincoln Middle School.
Cielo Aguilar won the Mayor’s Fourth of July 5K Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (RACE) last Tuesday, right before the Mayor’s Fourth of July parade.
Aguilar, 19, completed the race in 16:01. He just beat out Kyle Dunn for the victory. Dunn, 32, completed the trek in 16:06. Alameda native and St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND)-graduate Cooper Teare rounded out the top three with a time of 16:27.
Local footrace draws runners from around the nation
In a tradition that recalls Mayor Ralph Appezzato, the Mayor’s R.A.C.E. or Ralph Appezzato Charity Event, a 5K race, was held prior to the Fourth of July Parade. The race’s proceeds benefit Alameda’s Midway Shelter for Women and Children.