Home Art & Culture Idyllwild celebrates the Fourth with flare Art & CultureOn The Town Idyllwild celebrates the Fourth with flare By Mandy Johnson - July 11, 2018 301 0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Long-time Idyllwild resident and realtor Marge Muir served as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Photo by Halie Wilson Dozens of people watch the 2018 Idyllwild Rotary Fourth of July Annual Community and Family Parade at its terminus near Idypark. Photo by Peter Szabadi Making another popular appearance in the annual parade, the University of Riverside’s Pipe Band was one of the highlights again, closing out the event.Photo by JP Crumrine Idyllwild Arts President Pamela Jordan enthusiastically leads the Academy and Summer Arts Program’s parade team. Photo by Halie Wilson The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit is always able to help. The Hemet Station was represented by Capt. Leonard Purvis and the Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 division walked its bloodhounds, a crowd pleaser. This bloodhound, however, got a personal ride by RMRU. Photo by Peter Szabadi Humans and canines celebrate the United State’s 242nd birthday.Photo byPeter Szabadi The Honor Guard from American Legion Post 800 leads the Idyllwild Rotary Fourth of July Annual Community and Family Parade through town. Photo by Tom Pierce A new visitor to the Fourth of July Parade is Mr. Clops Spitmore, accompanied by creator Sam Plonski.Photo by Tom Kluzak The U.S. Forest Service crews share a ride with Smokey Bear. Photo by Tom Kluzak The Idyllwild Fire Department gladly offered a ride to Santa Claus (Doug Austin) during the parade. It was obviously too hot for reindeer. Photo by Tom Kluzak The Idyllwild Community Church demonstrates the power of faith and wings. Photo by JP Crumrine David Hunt and Kris Kirschbaum ride a tandem bike float, representing the Bike Route.Photo by Halie Wilson Mayor Max wears his fedora as protection from the bright sun during the parade. Phyllis Mueller ensures the gear does not interfere with the mayor’s view of his constituents. Photo by Tom Kluzak Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly portrays a tall Yankee Doodle.Photo by Tom Kluzak LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.