Idyllwild’s 50th annual Fourth of July Parade and Family Freedom Festival a hit

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American Legion Post 800’s color guard leads the Fourth of July parade down North Circle Drive.Photo by Tom Pierce

American Legion Post 800’s color guard leads the Fourth of July parade down North Circle Drive. Photo by Tom Pierce

 

The Mountain Quilters’ float was covered in red, white and blue.Photo by JP Crumrine

The Mountain Quilters’ float was covered in red, white and blue. Photo by JP Crumrine

 

 A very large crowd enjoys the 2016 Fourth of July Parade from near the corner of Village Center and North Circle drives.Photo by Peter Szabadi

A very large crowd enjoys the 2016 Fourth of July Parade from near the corner of Village Center and North Circle drives. Photo by Peter Szabadi

 

Pam Jordan, (center) president of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, leads the Idyllwild Arts parade contingent.Photo by JP Crumrine

Pam Jordan, (center) president of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, leads the Idyllwild Arts parade contingent. Photo by JP Crumrine

 

Lloyd Wood, former Idyllwild postmaster, enjoyed the Fourth of July Parade from his chair. Photo by JP Crumrine

Lloyd Wood, former Idyllwild postmaster, enjoyed the Fourth of July Parade from his chair.
Photo by JP Crumrine

 

The Idyll Beast dances with one of the parade’s spectators.Photo by Tom Kluzak

The Idyll Beast dances with one of the parade’s spectators. Photo by Tom Kluzak

 

Grand marshals of the 2016 Idyllwild Rotary Parade are Earl Parker, Craig Coopersmith, Bob Lippert and Barney Brause, longtime members of the club. Photo by Chandra Levy

Grand marshals of the 2016 Idyllwild Rotary Parade are Earl Parker, Craig Coopersmith, Bob Lippert and Barney Brause, longtime members of the club.
Photo by Chandra Levy

 

The Butterfield Stagecoach arrives at Village Center Drive.Photo by Tom Kluzak

The Butterfield Stagecoach arrives at Village Center Drive. Photo by Tom Kluzak

 

Rachel Teeguarden distributes flags from the Idyllwild Fire Department’s ladder truck and Jerry Buchanan, president of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission, enjoys the ride. Photo by Chandra Levy

Rachel Teeguarden distributes flags from the Idyllwild Fire Department’s ladder truck and Jerry Buchanan, president of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission, enjoys the ride.
Photo by Chandra Levy

 

Some of the games available after the parade at the Butterfield Commons on Strawberry Creek.  Photo by Tom Kluzak

Some of the games available after the parade at the Butterfield Commons on Strawberry Creek.
Photo by Tom Kluzak

 

Dr. Charles Schelly grew longer legs for the parade and tottered down North Circle.Photo by JP Crumrine

Dr. Charles Schelly grew longer legs for the parade and tottered down North Circle. Photo by JP Crumrine

 

Mayor Max ensures the spectators enjoyed the 2016 Fourth of July Parade.Photo by Tom Kluzak

Mayor Max ensures the spectators enjoyed the 2016 Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Tom Kluzak

 

The Hemet Jeep Club is strong enough to haul two units and a large American flag. Photo by Tom Kluzak

The Hemet Jeep Club is strong enough to haul two units and a large American flag. Photo by Tom Kluzak

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