The 27th annual Leesburg Independence Day parade featured a wide variety of entries this year. Members of the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club judged the Packard family’s float as “best in show” and awarded them the 10th annual Patriot Cup, sponsored by Loudoun Now.
Under the theme “Got Liberty? Thank a Soldier,” the float featured figures representing the various branches of the United States armed forces riding on the back of a bald eagle.
Mayor Kelly Burk presented the trophy to Craig and Leanne Packard and their son Ryan, who live in Lovettsville. The cup will be engraved with their names and placed on display at the Leesburg Town Hall.