SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta Elks, sponsor of the Fourth of July parade, awarded trophies to the parade participants in 12 different categories.

The categories and winners are:

Best Community Organization

Sign Up for E-News

               1stLake Mohawk Junior Sail Club

               2nd Freeholder Democrats

Best Community Float

               1st Parisppany Troy Hills Elks

               2nd Queen of the Fair

Best Color Guard- Sparta Fire Department

Best Marching Unit- Andover Fire Department

Best Appearing Unit

              1st Sparta High School Marching Band

              2nd NJ Search and Rescue

Best Fire Department

               1st Sparta Fire Department

               2nd Fredon Township Fire Department

Best First Aid

               1st Sparta Ambulance Squad

               2nd Lakeland Emergency Squad

Best Elks Lodge Appearance- Parsippany Troy Hills Elks

Best Youth Group- Tiger Shin's Tae Kwon Do of Sparta

Best Overall in Parade- Tiger Shin's Tae Kwon Do of Sparta

Best Musical Organization- Sparta High School Marching Band.

The Trophies were handed out in the Elks tent in front of Mohawk Avenue School after the parade had concluded.

A photo album of the parade participants and the parade goers is available at