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2A Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress R&R Research takes second place in the Bugatti. group competition for its entry including a rare 1927 House of Dance students P. Hawthorne perform a quick dance routine for parade spectators. Photos by Samantha Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer Through the theme "Comin' Together at the Lake," participants in the 93rd annual Chester Fourth of July Parade demonstrated just what it means to be a part of this community. Thousands of people, both visitors and residents, enthusiastically gathered along Main Street to watch the parade, which kept with its traditional start time of 11 a.m. on July 4. Chairs and spectators were lined up along the curb, from The As she does every year, Brinda Collins Pine Co. through the Cory beautifully sings "The end of Old Town. Star-Spangled Banneg' while Chairing the Lake Almanor thousands respectfully stand Area Chamber of Commerce and observe the United States event for the first time was national anthem. chamber president Linda ceremonies. With his Pohler. The hard work and combined wit and historical dedication of Pohler and the knowledge, the passing rest of the volunteers was a parade entries received a big factor in the overall grand welcoming. success of the parade. A variety of patriotic Chamber office manager entries strolled through town Kim James explained that including floats of all sizes, there is a lot of planning that cars from different decades, goes into ensuring the parade organizations with different goes along smoothly. She said purposes and friends with that well over 50 volunteer squirt guns and water hours were spent organizing buckets. Even Rep. Doug this year's event, which does LaMalfa joined the parade not even include the time lineup. spent volunteered the day of "The families that get the parade, together and do these floats A total of 51 entries were are so much fun -- it's a big accounted for this year. part of our hometown parade Although this is an increase and we encourage families to over last year's 48 entries, the get in the game next year," number of participants has said judge and chamber yet to catch up with totals board director Marlene from years past. Cummings. Recently departed Chester High School Principal Scott Awards Cory humorously served his Entries this year were last year as master of recognized as first- through A gathering for Car Collectors & Car Enthusiasts Every Saturday 9-11am (thru July 27th) 192-A Main St. Chester 258-4112 e'-C ROI,VN'S BRII)GES rA ilLY We provide preventative, restorative & cosmetic dentistry in a relaxed, friendly environment. BRAD NORD, D.D.$ Debbie Gibson-Harr, RDH Ann Leve, RDH We accept Care Credit New Patients Welcome 624 Main Street, Chester " EXTRACTIONS Representing Almanor Recreation and Park District at the Chester in a 1958 American LaFrance fire engine. third-place winners in three categories: group, float and individual. Group The Mayo family members earned first place in the group division for their display of Summer fun recreational vehicles, including a bright yellow bo t, a jeep and a golf cart. R&R Research came in second for its rare 1927 Bugafti and two classic scooters. Lassen National Forest stepped up its game this year with the addition of several mounted Forest Service employees riding their privately owned horses down Main Street. Traditionally only Smokey Bear and several fire trucks have made an appearance. The increased effort earned the group third place. Float Decked with boxes of candy and other goods, the Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel won first place for its red, white and blue float. Coldwell Banker Kehr/O'Brian's float contained a variety of fun family activities. The float See Parade, page 3A ,:" ~ ",.:" S ~:# j ., .... , . J Stop - Look-Listen There are 2 new tracks in town 108 & 125 Commercial Street, Portola (954) 80$-4854 Track I "~X~ _Z~.,,/ Track 2 High Quality High Quality Used Furniture Used Men's Clothing Tues-Sat 10-4 Wed-Sat 10-3 Westwood Gun Club -Contacts - Rifle Shoots - Center Fire Malty Diehl 530-256-2138 Fourth of July Parade, Captain America and his gang drive through t Trap John Cox 530-256-2113 Sporting Clays Chris Morgenroth 530-258-3245 A group of girls rushes to collect candy thrown into the streets by passing parade participants. D RIVEWAY MAI NTENAN CE SLURRY SEALCOATING SSIH OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING FREE ESTIMATES SERVING ALL OF PLUMAS & LASSEN CouNT ES 1377 ARLINGTON RD. SP. 87 TAYLORSVILLE CA 95983 C-12 CA MC. #762465 530 - 284 - 1474 t i