By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Ovando parade draws record crowd


Jean Pocha, Pathfinder

The Ovando Volunteer Fire Department mists the crowd during the parade.

More than 20 floats whose occupants threw candy, glow sticks and misting water towards the crowd of 200 plus viewers. The floats circled the Ovando community at least three times on the Fourth of July in Ovando this year.

The parade led by the Lincoln American Legion Post 9 went from Trixie's parking lot to the town square, where they stood at attention while Zia Kloetzel, from Ovando and now a Nashville resident, sang the National Anthem. Behind the color guard came Jon and Jan Farrar on foot in historical costume and the Ovando Volunteer Fire Department which drove their first fire truck,...

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