The 59th annual Dodge City Days Western Parade was kicked off with parade marshals, the Dodge City Cowboy Band this year.

The band is the focal point of the "Strike Up the Band" Dodge City Days theme as they celebrate their 140th anniversary.

The winners of the parade were announced by Dodge City AMBUCS. Winners are:

In the Youth category; 1st – The Alley Project Teen Safe; 2nd – Diamond Athletics and 3rd – Comanche Middle School Drill Team.

In the Adult Not-for-Profit category: 1st – Dodge City Women's Chamber; 2nd – CASA and 3rd – Dodge City Cowboy Band.

In the Commercial category: 1st – National Beef; 2nd – Cargill Livestock Transportation and 3rd – Cargill.

In the Horse and Western category: 1st – Dodge City Drovers and 2nd – Rancho El Nopalito.

The winners will need to contact Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce to make arrangements to pick up their prize money before Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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