Mikana hosted a large crowd for its Biggest Little Parade on the Fourth, as the rain held off until later in the day. Before and after the parade there were activities for all ages, a bake sale and pie and ice cream at the Cedar Lake Town Hall, raffles and more. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald oversaw traffic and greeted paradegoers.
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No shortage of candy throwers.
Parade began with singing of the National Anthem.
Parade started off with a bang! A 21-gun salute.
Statue of Liberty made her way through the parade with an escort followed by an astronaut in observance of 50 years since man set foot on the moon.
Jon and Sue Sleik fulfilled the honors of parade marshals.
Rice Lake Youth Curling Club demonstrated their skills.
Adult curlers spun a giant rock that said "Curling is big in Barron County."
Flashback to earlier days in Cedar Lake Township.
Brill Sportsmen's Club promoted their raffle.
Birchwood Education Foundation greeted paradegoers.
John Deere with lots of horsepower pulled parade unit.
Tuba players among Rice Lake High School band members on wagon pulled by pick-up driven by district administrator Randy Drost.
Cedar Lake Grill promoted restaurant in parade.
No shortage of enthusiasm by these Cedar Lake Grill employees.
Great day for a ride in a jeep!
Mililtary helicopter ended the parade with awe.
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