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People, animals and floats participate in annual Estacada Fourth of July tradition

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The Estacada High School marching band provided a patriotic soundtrack for the annual Estacada Fourth of July parade last week.

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Estacada dressed in red, white and blue as they watched the town's annual Fourth of July Parade.

The theme of the event on Thursday, July 4, was "The Sounds of Music," and Estacada High School music teacher Rendell Frunk served as grand marshal. Rather than focusing on the 1965 film, the parade highlighted the role that music plays in town.

The festivities began at Estacada High School, traveled down Main Street and up Broadway Street, before it returned to the high school.PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Children delightfully scramble for candy during Estacadas 2019 Fourth of July parade.

Music was incorporated in the parade in several ways, including The Estacada High School Marching band playing patriotic songs and the Ron Carnes Band playing live from the Reliance Connects' float. The parade also featured dance routines from local students, animals like llamas and horses, trucks and patriotic vehicles.

Reliance Connects earned first place and the People's Choice Award, the Estacada Parks and Recreation Commission earned second place, and the Estacada Lions Club took third place for their floats.

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Local boy scouts walked in last week's Estacada Fourth of July parade.

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - State Rep. Christine Drazan hands out candy during the Fourth of July parade last Thursday.

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