Posted: Jul 5, 2012 7:54 AM by Russ Thomas - KPAX News
Updated: Jul 5, 2012 7:59 AM
ARLEE- The weather was perfect for a parade on the Fourth of July and the streets of Arlee were lined for their annual Independence Day celebration.
Folks looking for outdoor excitement on Wednesday just needed to head to Arlee where one of the main attractions was the 53rd Annual 4th of July Parade that kicked off with a flyover provided by two F-15 jets. The line-up that followed left the young members of the audience filled with excitement.
"We like a parade. There's lots of candy and you kind of get wet," McKirah Fisher said.
"I'm watching my sister...she is in the parade with her horse," Savannah added.
It wasn't just the little ones that enjoyed the parade. For long time members of the community, the event is more than just about watching the fire trucks, muscle cars, and horses pass by, was about catching up with old friends, many of whom haven't been seen since last year's parade.
Trading stories, trading memories and learning more from my former students," Frances Vanderurg commented.
Included in the day long 4th of July Celebration was a pancake breakfast, an open rodeo as well as a Native American Celebration at the Pow Wow grounds. With all of the excitement surrounding today's events, it was all we could do to keep some young parade goers attention.
KPAX/KAJ Country will be broadcasting live from the Arlee pow-wow on Friday.