A long standing tradition in Western Nevada County is the Fourth of July Parade. Each year the parade rotates between Grass Valley and Nevada City. This year it was in Nevada City and even with 90 degree temperatures a crowd of over a thousand lined Broad Street to watch the floats and bands make their way from top to bottom. Parade Grand Marshal, Evan Strong and his wife Mariah were thoroughly enjoying themselves and honored to part of the celebration.
Mike Bratton was watching the festivities with his family.
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Children on the sides were excited see the different floats… some maybe just a little too young to understand the difference between independent states and a food item (listen carefully
The sound of this year’s parade not only included marching bands and singing groups, but the sound of the Tea Party Freedom Riders too.* (can be done as a voice over)
Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson was part of the parade.*
New Nevada City Police Chief Tim Foley thought the first parade under his watch was going well.*
Long time county residents Reinette Senum, and Marianne and Eric Trygg make the parade every year.
Over 60 entries paraded down Broad Street as part of the patriotic celebration.
Results are in for the judging of the Parade and the first place sweepstakes award goes to the Girl Scouts Northern Mines troop
Best Individual Entry goes to the VFW post 2655
Best Automobile Award winner is High Sierra Corvettes
Best overall Fire Department entry goes to the Nevada City Council and Fire Department
The Best Band plaque goes to Union Hill School Marching Band
Best Junior group Award goes to NEO
Best Commercial Entry goes to Re/MAX pwerformance
Best Marching Group..goes to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.
A good time was had by all.
Later in the day many of the parade goers made their way to the Nevada County Fairgrounds for more festivities and fireworks.