1000’s of folks lined the most important thoroughfare of Ennis for the annual Fourth of July Parade on Sunday early morning, put on by the Ennis Chamber of Commerce.
Soon after a primarily parade-less 2020, persons from all close to Montana and the country have been enthusiastic for a likelihood to get with each other and celebrate the country’s founding.
The parade was led off by a group of 9 veterans traveling the POW/MIA flag up coming to an American flag, Boy Scouts and bagpipers and drummers. Trailing just after that was the grand marshal of the parade, the Madison Valley Woman’s Club, on a pink-and-yellow horse-drawn carriage, basic vehicles traveling American flags, a truck with a Qanon slogan painted on the again full of youngsters tossing candy and little ones on a distillery float with squirt guns spraying the group on a working day with a higher temperature estimate of about 90 levels. Some floats had are living songs or performed Allman Brothers tunes by way of speakers one more, the Madison River Vehicle Overall body float, did a NASCAR-fashion pit quit utilizing an electric powered drill for a number of youngsters driving a go-kart.
“The put on a nice demonstrate all the time,” explained Dan Scholler of Ennis. Scholler was at the parade with his granddaughters and explained he would possible go check out the Ennis car or truck present afterwards. He goes to the parade each yr.
Cars with plates from Montana, California, Oregon, Washington and past lined the freeway into the city, which normally has a population of fewer than 1,000 persons.
“I thought it was great, not way too extended,” explained Michele Mcneill, who drove down from Bozeman for the about hour-lengthy celebration. “I preferred it a great deal.”
Michele’s daughter Riley claimed her most loved portion of the parade was the horses. Horses were component of numerous floats in the parade, and there had been mules carrying packs, way too.
Grandma-and-grandson duo Julie Thornton and Willy McConnell mentioned the parade was a enjoyment way to display some like to the region.
“It’s a beautiful day, everybody is friendly,” stated Thornton, who is initially from Georgia but who has lived in the location for additional than a 10 years now. “We beloved acquiring a flag and staying patriotic.”
McConnell’s preferred component of the parade was obtaining a free of charge ball to participate in with from 1 of the floats. Like Riley, McConnell was also a big supporter of the horses.