Always a crowd pleaser the Hoquiam High School Marching Band under the direction of Grizzly senior Hannah Hasbrouck as one of the Hoquiam Drum Majors. The crowd starts clapping and joining in with the band as they put on a great street performance for the
In its 51st year in Hoquiam the Loggers Playday brings multitudes of local Grays Harbor residents as well as many from outside the county to enjoy a full festival of logging celebration.
One internal celebration was bestowed upon parade Clown Paul Mackenzie, who has been a part of the Loggers Day celebration for the past 50 years. Riding his ATV to a screeching halt to speak with kids along the route and at times giving out that special hug. It has been suggested that possibly this clown should be the next Grand Marshal for an upcoming Loggers Day Parade even with him talking about retiring. Mackenzie was given a plaque honoring his longevity in supporting the parade.
And when the people have finished with the Elks Grand Parade they go through the streets and see what is new with vendors, food and art that is on display, as they get ready for the festivities held at Olympic Stadium to see who will be crowned "All Around Logger" this year.
Here are the results for the Parade and Loggers Playday.
2015 Elks Loggers Playday Parade results:
Grand Sweepstakes- Dave Dupont Tribute Exalted Ruler's Choice- Special Olympics Grays Harbor Hawks Chairman's Choice- Friends of Willie and Joe Judge's Choice- Hoquiam High School Cheerleaders Pickell's Pick of the Pack- 1. Snohomish Sauerkraut, 2. Jim Wells Trucking Comic- Grand Prize: Astoria Clowns Specialty- Grand Prize: Ocean Shores Pirates, First Prize: Wishkah Fire Department Junior Specialty- Grand Prize: Boy Scouts Troop 100/VFW 1135, First Prize: Hoquiam Youth Cheerleading High School Drill- Grand Prize: Hoquiam High School Cheerleaders, First Prize: Aberdeen High School Cheerleaders Adult Drill- Grand Prize: Winlock American Legion Post 101 Logging Support- Grand Prize: Brumfield Construction, First Prize: Colburn Timber Inc. Antique Logging- Grand Prize: Jim Wells, First Prize: Polson Museum Decorated Car- Grand Prize: Girls Scouts of Western Washington, First Prize: Miss Grays Harbor Outstanding Teen Antique Vehicle- Grand Prize: Antique Farm Engineering and Tractor Association, First Prize: Scentsy Consultant Inc. and Hearts and Hands Commercial Vehicle- Grand Prize: J&S Enterprises, First Prize: Bayview Redi Enterprises Classic Vehicle- Grand Prize: Cosmopolis Fire Department Antiqu Equestrian Group- Grand Prize: Grays Harbor Posse Indoor Pro Rodeo Group, First Prize: Grays Harbor Posse Adult Band- Grand Prize: Olympia Highlanders Bagpipe Band, First Prize: Tacoma Scots Bagpipe Band High School Band- Grand Prize: Aberdeen High School, First Prize: Hoquiam High School Community Flaot- Grand Prize: Special Olympics Grays Harbor Hawks, First Prize: Sequim Irrigation Festival Commercial Float- Grand Prize: A1 Roofing Inc., First Prize: NC Machinery Non Commercial Float- Grand Prize: Harry Anderson, Kalakala Piston Car Club- Grand Prize: Friends of Willie and Joe
Log Truck Division
Log Truck Driving- 1. Tracey Lutton 2. Rick Smith 3. Marty Stout 4. Terry D. Martell 5. Kris Anderson
Binder Throw- 1. Tracey Lutton 2. Marty Stout 3. Rick Smith 4. Ray Moore 5. Jason Fargo
New to 1 Year Old- 1. Scott Vessey 2. Scot Vessey 3. Western Pete
1 to 5 Years Old- 1. Scot Vessey 2. Sierra Pacific 3. Sweatman
10 Years Old and Older- 1. Daniels 2. Rabey
Antique Log Truck- 1. Jim Wells 2. Rayonier
All Around Logger- Rob Waibel
High Point Local Logger- Derek Such
Power Saw- 1. Mel Lentz, 26.48 2. John Parcell, 27.32 3. Brian Sheridan, 27.38 4. Josh Stoken, 28.0 5. TJ Bexten, 28.5
Ax Throw 1. Mel Lentz, 15 2. Rob Waibel, 14 3. Mike Forrester, 12 4. Fordy Mauhl, 12 5. John Parcell, 11
Ma and Pa Bucking 1. David Moses, Jr. and Natasha Strand, 20.88 2. Mike and Sandra Forrester, 22.12 3. David and Erin Cramsey, 26.15 4. Jeff Skirvin and Amy McNeil, 28.56 5. Mel Lentz and Justine Bexten, 30.1
Open Double Bucking 1. David Cramsey and Mike Forrester 2. Rob Waibel and Jeff Skirvin 3. David Moses Jr. and Brad White 4. TJ Bexten and Mel Lentz 5. Eric Hoberg and Clay Stevenson
Spring Board Chop 1. Rob Waibel, 1.22.24 2. David Moses Jr., 1.22.76 3. Mel Lentz, 1.26.60 4. Jeff Skirvin, 1.34.94 5. Josh Stoken, 1.39.80
Obstacle Pole Bucking 1. Mike Johnson, 12.75 2. Rob Waibel, 12.8 3. John Parcell, 14.32 4. Josh Stoken, 15.40 5. James McManus, 17.45
Log Chop 1. Rob Waibel, 21.23 2. Mike Forrester, 22.45 3. Mel Lentz, 23.39 4. Cody Labahn, 25.26 5. David Moses Jr., 27.74
Local Double Hand Bucking 1. Darrel and Lee Pickett, 51.4 2. Derek Such and James McManus, 1.01.75 3. Johnny Boggs and Kyle Harrison, 1.09.02 4. Dalton Dougherty and Cody Stevens, 1.14.02 5. Gary Snodderly and Devon Tiekamp
Local Power Saw 1. Tim Spradlin, 25.9 2. Derek Such, 27 3. Gary Snodderly and James McManus, 28.65 4. Tyler Wood, 29.4 5. Lee Pickett, 29.74
Local Choker Setting 1. Johnny Boggs, 16.1 2. James McManus 3. Derek Such, 20.19
Local Ax Throw 1. Lee Pickett 2. Cody Stearns 3. Johnny Boggs