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Parade launches county celebration

This little guy is unaffected by the heat as he rides his horse at the Fair Parade yesterday.

This float promotes fishing and camping, along with other activities RV-ing facilitates.

Brooklyn Shelton demonstrates multiple toe touches.

Sirens wailed and pulsed as the honk of a fire truck introduced the beginning of the Box Elder County Fair parade. The color guard passed, followed by horses with waving cowboy hat-topped young-and-oldsters. School studentbodies, student councils and clubs shot water, threw candy and yelled raucously at the crowd. Dancers, tumblers, motorcyclers and businesses promoted their wares. And with all of that, the fair was formally kicked off for 2010.

The parade lasted an hour-and-a-half and sported floats from Brigham City as well as the Bear River Valley. Among the royalties were both Miss Bear River Valley and Miss Peach Days. Massive farm equipment brought up the rear of the parade, with the Bear River FFA Club closing the procession.

The pumped up crowds then moved to the fairgrounds en masse to consume cotton candy, ride rides and enjoy the music, along with perusing the numerous livestock, poultry, veggies, and fine and home arts exhibits. Blue, red and white ribbons proliferated the indoor exhibits, marking the county residents’ labors with a colorful award for their efforts.

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Many local businesses tossed handfuls of candy to the eager children along the parade route.

Noelle Garfield was houses away from the end of the parade route and still smiling.

Miss Bear River Valley Ashley Funk smiles amid an arch of flowers from the royalty's float.

Peach Days Queen Lisa Lundberg waves to the crowd from the Brigham City float.

The Peak in Brigham City had a "Princess in Training" follow some of its gymnasts on a flat bed trailer.


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