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Rain Stops for Parade

Town celebrates 125-years.

Although the sun didn't shine, the rain did stop long enough for the annual Herndon High School Homecoming parade to make its way down Elden Street for residents and visitors to enjoy.

This year's theme, "The Town of Herndon Celebrates..." was tied into this year's 125th, year-long birthday celebration for the town.

Each class of the high school competed against each other for first and second place, while other civic organizations and elementary and middle schools competed for other awards.

This year's winners were by category:

* Civic: first place went to Cub Scout Pack 913/St. Joseph's School, second place went to the Girl Scouts;

* Performing Arts: first place went to Herndon High School "Pride of Herndon" Marching band, second place went to the Herndon Middle School Marching Band;

* School: first place went to Clearview Elementary School and their "Clearview School of Rock" float, second place went to Herndon Middle School;

* Show: Vecinos Unidos/Neighbors United, Inc., won first place for their float, The Herndon Free Clinic took second place for their float replicating a patient in a hospital bed;

* Class Float: the sophomore class took first place with their replication of old town Herndon complete with farm animals and vegetables, second place went to the freshman class with their mock Herndon Festival float complete with Ferris wheel;

* Classic, best in show: went to the Old Dominion Fire Truck Society;

* The Richard F. Downer Theme Award was given to the Herndon High School class of 2007 for their historic theme of farm town Herndon;

* The Major Robert E. Church Award for Best in Parade was given to the Cub Scout Pack 913/St. Joseph's School.