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Arlee Fourth of July Parade pleases the crowd

By Lailani Upham

And the race is on for grab-a-treat. (Lailani Upham photo) And the race is on for grab-a-treat. (Lailani Upham photo)

ARLEE — The 55th annual Fourth of July parade was another patriotic hit with loads of family fun, candy, laughs, and cool blasts of water for a nearly 100-degree day.

The crowd was large as can be with shops and stores open for business for all kinds of likes and needs for the summer holiday.

There were 44 entries to who came to delight the crowd on horseback, bicycles, floats, cars and by foot displaying patriotism, culture, and humor.

Claire Charlo and kids ride on the Children’s Church float. The float had messages of the freedom to be who they are and to free in their belief in Christ. (Lailani Upham photo) Claire Charlo and kids ride on the Children’s Church float. The float had messages of the freedom to be who they are and to free in their belief in Christ. (Lailani Upham photo)

Category winners include:

Grand Prize – Science Women’s Society
   •Float Prize — Graduation Matters
   •Commercial —1st Stockman’s Bar, 2nd Orange Acres
   •Clubs and Organizations – 1st Graduation Matters, 2nd Arlee Band
   •Indian Outfit–Group — Clark and LeAnne Matt Family
   •Indian Outfit–Adult — 1st Jan Espinoza 2nd Ken Flamard
   •Indian Outfit–Youth — 1st Myrna Bertollt
   •Western Outfit–Group — 1st Gary Shutz and Bobo, 2nd Leela and Harvey Sansavre
   •Western outfit–Adult — 1st Sharon Schall Daniel, Kylee Wells
   •Western Outfit–Youth — 1st Brennan Harris, 2nd Sicilly Scalese

Caught in the parade traffic. Nephew Adrian Mahsedah stops her along the way to run up and ask Aunt Clara Bourdon if she is having had time finding a place to park. She responds with good humor. (Lailani Upham photo) Caught in the parade traffic. Nephew Adrian Mahsedah stops her along the way to run up and ask Aunt Clara Bourdon if she is having had time finding a place to park. She responds with good humor. (Lailani Upham photo)
   •Novelty/Humorous-Adult — 1st Billy Hendrickson, 2nd Arlee Historical Society
   •Novelty/Humorous–Youth — 1st Billy & Dennis Fisher, 2nd Madiah Morin
   •Novelty/Humorous-Child — 1st Shaelee Petry, Reed, Journey, Maizee, Emma, Dally, 2nd Charlie Crawford
   •Novelty/Humorous —1st Denny Orr
   •Patriotic — 1st One Voice Children’s Church, 2nd Callie Otoupalik
   •Novelty Group – 1st Science Woman’s Society, 2nd Marks, O’Neill/ Smith
   •Judges-Vicki Lester, Kathee Goode, Roberta Steele
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