Chemeketa brings the buzz at Krazy Dayz

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Chemeketa Polk Center brought their A game with a bee-themed float for the Dallas Krazy Dayz parade on July 27.

With a parade theme of “She Flies With Her Own Wings” (the English translation of Oregon’s Latin state motto, alis volat proprils), the Polk Center staff produced a bee-and-flower themed entry called “Buzz Into Chemeketa”, pulled by a restored 1950 McCormick Farmall M tractor.

Polk Center staff and family members (in some very stylish 50th anniversary t-shirts) “buzzed” around the float, providing candy to parade spectators.

The entry was rewarded with both a First Place and Best in Show award in the parade’s Adult Division. Polk Center Director Glen Miller was presented the Best in Show trophy by Dallas Mayor Brian Dalton.

For more photographs, check out the album on the Polk Center’s Facebook page.