This year’s Candy Cane Lane Parade was, by all accounts, one of the best ever. (See pictures.) With almost 30 entries, the floats were dazzling and delighted the throng of onlookers, mostly clumped together in family units, that lined Columbus Avenue.

The parade contest winners were: Float—Klickitat and Skamania County VGAL; Wheeled—Gary and Jeanne England; Royalty—Natalie Schroder; Horse—Dancing Mountain Ranch; Animal—Bible Baptist and Camp Graceway.

Overall parade winners were: First, Klickitat and Skamania County VGAL, Second: Rural 7 Fire; Third: Andy Wesley.

Winners of the Best Decorated Homes contest were: 1. Armando Pena, 729 Pipeline; 2. Gary and Julie Metz, Corner of Grant and Putman; and 3. James William., 422 W. Burgen.

Winners of the Best Decorated Businesses were: 1. Pat’s Place; 2. Chloe’s Traditional Heirlooms and Antiques; and 3. the Presby Museum.