July 4th Parade Ready to Go

Belle Fourche News News

BELLE FOURCHE—Throwback Thursday is the theme for this year’s 4th of July Parade. (route map is on page C4.). The event kicks off with a B1 Bomber flyover at 10:30 am on July 4. 

Fred Lamphere and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office are this year’s Parade Marshals. “So far over 50 entries have been received online,” according to Tessa Eaton, Parade Chairman. Expect floats decked out in red, white and blue, marching bands, cowboys and cowgirls on horseback, rodeo queens and many others celebrating our American independence. 

Curt Westland, Bryton Oedekoven, Jim Kallas and Jack Verry are the parade announcers. 

Parade judges are Ashley Pearson and Emily Olson.

Some of the parade awards to be handed out are the McClure Ranch Memorial Award of $100 to best depiction of this year’s parade theme, the Faye Kennedy Memorial Grand Marshal Award of $100 for the most patriotic entry, and the Eva Hanify Rail Memorial Award of $100 for the best representation of our western heritage.