The St. Joseph Lions Club announced the winners in the July Fourth parade. Winners selected by independent judges in the following categories were:
1. Skatin’ Place
2. Ringsmuth Riders
1. St. Joseph Cub Scouts
2. Chinese Immersion #742
Fourth of July Theme
1. Foley Ambassadors
2. Sauk Rapids Ambassadors
1. Woods Farmers Seed and Nursery
1. Johnson, Madison, Minn.
2.St. Cloud Toyota
1. Notsch’s Belgians
2. Plafcan Ponies
Great Northern Theatre Company
photo by Dennis Dalman A perennial favorite, Notsch’s Belgian horses bring applause from the spectators at the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade.
photo by Dennis Dalman Onlookers cheer the Ringsmuth Riders Unicycle Team as it does a series of intricate, coordinated balancing feats at the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade.
photo by Dennis Dalman The Alexandria High School Marching Band draws hearty applause during its performance in the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade.
photo by Dennis Dalman Fourth of July King and Queen Dick and Joyce Stock are applauded as they ride down the street during the parade in St. Joseph. They were honored by the St. Joseph Y2K Lions.
photo by Dennis Dalman Margaret Molus is honored in the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade. Molus, 82, has been n active member of the St. Joseph American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 for 42 years. She has helped with the St. Joseph Fourth of July festivities for nearly 70 years, besides doing all of her year-long volunteer tasks for the Y2K Lions, All Saints Academy, Church of St. Joseph Funeral Committee, Place of Hope in St. Cloud and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
photo by Dennis Dalman A “Freedom Isn’t Free” unit, complete with a replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, impresses the crowds at the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade. The unit also displays flags of the U.S. Armed Forces and tombstones with the names of soldiers killed in wars.
photo by Dennis Dalman The 34th Infantry Division’s Red Bull Band gives a stirring patriotic performance in the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade.
photo by Dennis Dalman The St. Joseph American Legion Color Guard leads the city’s Fourth of July parade, which attracted thousands of spectators, despite an early threat of rain.
photo by Dennis Dalman The St. Joseph American Legion Color Guard draws applause, cheers and shouts of “thank you” as it leads the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade.
photo by Dennis Dalman Parade spectators line up early to wait for the St. Joseph Fourth of July parade. They were clearly not disappointed as they cheered and applauded unit after unit — 108 units, to be exact.
photo by Dennis Dalman A St. Joseph family enjoys an impromptu hot-dog “picnic” on a curb in St. Joseph during the July 3 JoeTown Rocks concert.