Monday, July 05, 2010

MIA Fourth of July, 2010









Thanks and congratulations to all the float builders, runners,bar-b-quers, bellyfloppers, and good neighbors who made another 4th of July a wonderful experience in Montevideo.

We had excellent floats in our parade, and the overall results were:
  • 1st place: Montalban for "Star Trek"
  • 2nd place: DePalma/Los Rios for "Scooby Doo"
  • 3rd place: Swim Team for "Happy Days"
  • 4th place: Lower Puerto Vallarta for "M.A.S.H."
Floats also get Category Ratings, and this year those awards were:

  • Best Adaptation of Theme: Lower Puerto Vallarta (M.A.S.H)
  • Most Creative: Upper Puerto Vallarta (Twilight Zone)
  • Most Enthusiastic: Swim Team (Happy Days)
  • Most Entertaining: Monteverde (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Best Music: Band (Batman)
  • Most Original: Montalban (Star Trek)
  • Best Design: De Palma / Los Rios (Scooby Doo)

Thanks to our panel of judges that included Theresa Hull and Jennifer O'Brien, teachers at Guadalupe, Nate Hanna of Swirls, Maria Cook of Malibu Grill, and Nancy Pyle, San Jose City Councilwoman for District 10.

For the 4 on the 4th race, held earlier in the day, the top three finishers were:
  • 1st place: Miguel Vasquez, 22:42
  • 2nd place: Jean Harris, 23:22
  • 3rd place: Jose Gonzalez-Mejia, 23:26
The fastest Montevideo resident in the race (unofficially, based on addresses on the registration forms) was Ken Smith of Montellano Drive. Congratulations to all our runners and walkers.

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