The 2019 Riverboat Days theme was “Magic on the Missouri.” There were 125 outstanding entries decorated to match the theme, the parade route was packed and there was an unbelievable effort made by the people and businesses of the Yankton area. And, the weather was perfect.

Thank you to all those who helped make the 36th annual parade a total success. The committee would like to thank the City of Yankton, especially the Police, Parks and Street Departments, Yankton Riders, Yankton VFW Post 791 Honor Guard and other Honor Guards, Yankton Public School District, Yankton High School Band, Parade Judges and Announcers.

It was awesome to see Yankton and the surrounding communities come together to sponsor such a great family fun-filled weekend. We would like to thank all that watched and that entered the parade. The 2019 parade award winners were

• Commercial Division — 1. Pied Piper Flowers and Gifts; 2. Rupiper Tours; 3. Hydro

• Vehicle Division — 1. Yankton Antique Auto Association; 2. Batmobile; 3. Sioux Empire Diva Angels

• Non Profit Division — 1. Yankton Fire Department; 2. Freeman Academy; 3. Little Hooves/Mini Acres Pony Rescue; 4. Scout’s Pack 259; 5. Yankton County 4-H

A big “Thank You” goes out to all. We all look forward to the 2020 parade and hope to see you there next year.

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