Evart commemorates Independence Day with parade, Party in the Park

The annual Independence Day parade in Evart began on Main Street and ended at Riverside Park on Wednesday, July 4. (Herald Review photos/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

EVART — While temperatures skyrocketed into the lower 90s on Wednesday, July 4, hundreds of Evart community members and visitors spent their afternoon celebrating Independence Day with the annual parade and Party in the Park.

Floats, tractors, bicycles and trucks were decked out in red, white and blue and those riding in or walking alongside the vehicles tossed candy, shirts, beads and more to awaiting children, who eagerly rushed to Evart’s Main Street to fill plastic bags with their various treats.

As the parade came to an end, spectators followed the procession to Riverside Park, where games, a petting zoo and concessions were set up to continue the fun. After enjoying lunch and dessert, families could get their face painted, test their balance on mechanic surfing or bull rides and more.

As community members passed by on tractors, drivers and passengers tossed candy and beads to the many children lining Main Street.

George (left) and Alexis Juszczyk watch and wave as classic cars pass by during the annual parade.

(From left) Jesse Shady and Jacob McManus clashed in large inflatable balls in the Bubble Funz area at Party in the Park.

Lily Ortiz watches a tortoise at the petting zoo set up at Party in the Park on Wednesday.

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

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