Linn Valley parade draws crowd and entries

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

Dominic Victor powers his spring-loaded stilts along the route during the Independence Day parade at Linn Valley Lakes on Saturday, July 3. The parade was one of the largest held in the lake development. (Photos by Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

LINN VALLEY – The Independence Day weekend didn't start well for residents and visitors at Linn Valley Lakes. The Main Lake and 10-Acre Lake were closed after both tested positive for blue-green algae bloom.

Nonetheless, they found other things to do including watching - or being in - the annual parade on Saturday morning, July 3.

In addition to fire trucks, police cars, the motorcycle color guard, a few horses and floats, a host of decorated golf carts, four-wheelers and side-by-sides stretched the line more than half a mile, likely making this year's parade one of the largest yet.

In a throwback to days of yore, Alice Kriener drives her wagon along the parade route. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

If there had been a prize for most canines per square foot on a vehicle, James Cline would have won hands down.

With a nod to Superman and Captain America, Sam Dokos drives his golf cart in the parade.

A 1933 Ford roadster driven by Katherine Anderson added style to the parade. The vehicle is owned by her father, Bob Anderson.

The bicycle brigade fills both lanes of the parade route.

Golf carts, side-by-sides and four-wheels by far dominated the entries into the parade.

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