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July Fourth in Silver City, NM

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Included in the three slideshows are photos before the parade, during the parade, after the parade in Gough Park and several from the Silver City Museum Ice Cream Social. Included in the following paragraphs are the winners of the parade.

"We had a great turn-out for the parade. The sidewalks were full of people and the streets were full of entries" stated Scott Terry, president of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Among the 80+ units that were in the parade, some entries stood out more than others. In the "Floats" division the first place winner was the American Legion Post 18, followed by Fort Bayard Historical Society, and third place was won by Habitat for Humanity ReStore. In the "Motorized" division, TEA Party Patriots was chosen as the frontrunner. The second place entry was won by Red Hat Ladies. And third place went to Star Dancers. In the final division, Pedestrian/Equestrian, Healing Hands Equine Service took first place. The second place award was won by PFLAG, and followed by Silver Spirit Gallery for third place.

 "It was an honor for us to have Kay Beeman, Mary Cowan, and Mary Lou Grijalva – Grant County Gold Star Mothers – as our Grand Marshals" stated Terry. After the parade, large crowds ascended upon Gough Park for food, kiddie rides, vendor booths, and live music. As Terry stated, "All in all, it was definitely a chamber of commerce day in Silver City."



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