Fourth of July parade for first responders

The Fourth of July parade for first responders featured Search and Rescue vehicles, fire engines, ambulances, police vehicles and more. // photos by Mysti Willmon, Gazette Editor

Lincoln County Search and Rescue hosted a Fourth of July parade honoring all first responders. Led by the American Legion Post 55 carrying the flags, the parade started at Kemmerer Junior Senior High School, and went up Third West Avenue. Then it turned right on Moose Street, left on Pine Avenue, before ending at Ridley’s Family Markets. While it did not last more than an hour, the kids and adults alike yelled “thank you” at the flashing red and blues.

Sirens roared as kids screamed and ran out to grab the candy thrown through the windows of various first responder vehicles.

As the parade was coming to a close, the two police vehicles escorted a line of cars through the town. The police crawled along the street slowly, allowing the kids to pick up stray pieces of candy from the street before it got ran over by cars.

“We want to say thanks for all the first responders that participated and helped out to make this happen,” a Facebook post on Lincoln County Search and Rescue’s page said. “This group of men and women is what keeps our community great and safe.”

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