White, red, orange, pink, yellow, fuchsia. Crates full of spherical dahlia flowers have been incorporated onto the parade floats by the float builders.
Six large colorful floats were filled up or glued for the traditional parade. Together with numerous decorated small wagons or bicycles, they formed the parade. It is the smallest parade in the region, but with a lot of love and creativity. The event has been around since 1970.
This year the floats were made with a fairy tale theme. So princesses, a bad wolf, Aladdin, Pinochio and adventuress Moana, among others, wandered through the streets of Elim. Some costumes made me sweat, because at 28 degrees it was probably the hottest parade ever in Elim.
1st prize RIFF
1st prize The Daltons
2nd prize and the audience award
Flower van de Wieke