July 10, 2024

Stanley Celebrates Independence Day In Small Town Style

Stanley Celebrates Independence Day In Small Town Style

Stanley celebrated the Independence Day holiday in style again this year. 
Things started early on Thursday, July 4 as some of the faithful turned out for the annual Stanley Park District Firecracker 5K run.
The Kiddie Parade took to Main Street at 10:30 a.m. with the street full of children of all ages walking, being pushed in strollers, and riding their bikes or motorized vehicles.
The Main Parade took center stage at 11:00 a.m. with entries again this year in a parade that featured floats, classic cars, equipment, emergency vehicles, horses and more. From start to finish, the parade stretched for just over an hour. Entries were staged north of the underpass by the Mountrail County Courthouse and on Railroad Avenue by the depot. This year’s announcers were Wade Enget and Roger Gjellstad with the National Anthem sung by Kaydence Vachal.
After the parades, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic church served lunch at the church.
The car show returned to Flickertail Village this year with classic cars, trucks and more lining the village looking for the People’s Choice vote in several categories. Flickertail Village was open during the afternoon to allow people to tour the buildings while checking out the car show.
The day wrapped up with the annual fireworks display south of Stanley. Sponsored by the Stanley Commercial Club, the Stanley Volunteer firemen take on the duties of setting off the impressive display.

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