Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Arlee parade attracts 35 entries

| July 11, 2024 12:00 AM

This year’s Arlee Fourth of July parade had approximately 35 entries and a robust crew of spectators lining the parade route.

Winners were: Grand Prize, Minecraft, an elaborate float by the Ivanoff family; Patriotic, Jim and Emmitt Pickens; Commercial, Fish Hatchery; Clubs and Organizations, Little Guy Wrestling; Native American Outfits: group – Dustin Shelby family, adult – N’kuusum, and youth – Little Miss Salish; Western, group – Picture Mountain Ponies, adult – Toni Hadley, and youth – Evelyn Clough; Novelty/Humorous: group – Jena Baumbach, adult – Matt Wetzel, youth – Kinsey Cable, and child – Oakley and Mia Cable; and Vehicle, Kelly Wolcott; Pickup – Travis Jeppesen.

The parade route began and ended at Arlee High School, before community members dispersed to an array of other local events, including award presentations at the Arlee Jocko Valley Museum, an open rodeo, a corn-hole tournament and the inaugural Sasquatch Freedom Fest. 

    The Science Woman Team (led by Leslie Van Stavern Millar at right) marched in the Arlee parade last Thursday "on behalf of the Montana Constitution, the environment and the right to vote." (Max Gilliam photo)
    Little Miss Salish Kameleigh Adams won the youth award in the Native American Outfits catgory at Arlee's Fourth of July parade. (Arlee Parade Committee photo)