GRAND PRIZE – Best overall entry in the parade Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America
BUILDERS’ AWARD – Best professional builder entry State Farm Insurance Companies
OHIO STATE AWARD – Best non-professional builder entry 5 Point Parish
ENSHRINEES’ AWARD – Most effective use of color harmony Louisville Constitution Day Committee
MAYOR’S AWARD – Best display of animation Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
HOF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ AWARD – Most original concept The Home-Town Health Plan
NFL AWARD – Best use of flowers or natural covering McDonald’s (Queen’s Float)
JANICE C. MEYER AWARD – For exceptional merit Ohio Lottery
EXCEPTIONAL MERIT AWARD – For exceptional merit Akron Children’s HospitalThe Timken Grand Parade has been a tradition since 1963 when 40,000 spectators attended the first parade. Since then, it has grown to a crowd of 200,000 lining the 2.2 mile parade route each year and millions more viewing it via television broadcast. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade is one of the largest in the nation, and the Enshrinement Festival has been voted one of the top 100 attractions in North America by the American Bus Association. The parade typically features approximated 115 entries, including spectacular floats, marching bands, helium balloons, clowns and costume characters, unique specialty units, returning Hall of Famers, and the current class of Enshrinees and their presenters. For more news and a complete schedule of the remaining Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, visit the Web site: www.profootballhofef.com.