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Cowpokes and superheroes join in Kids Day Parade

Kids take center stage in their own Grant County Fair parade on Friday.
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Published on August 11, 2017 5:34PM

Cowpokes and superheroes also rode in Saturday’s Kids Day Parade down Main Street in John Day, including Brett Burril of Prairie City, center.

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Cowpokes and superheroes also rode in Saturday’s Kids Day Parade down Main Street in John Day, including Brett Burril of Prairie City, center.

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Kara Hansen of Mt. Vernon throws candy to spectators during the parade, pulling her cousin Mordecai Soupir of Beaverton.

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Kara Hansen of Mt. Vernon throws candy to spectators during the parade, pulling her cousin Mordecai Soupir of Beaverton.

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Sky Jisha and her dog Tia walk in Friday’s Kids Day Parade.

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Sky Jisha and her dog Tia walk in Friday’s Kids Day Parade.

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Riley Hansen of Mt. Vernon, front, and her cousin Azadae Soupir of Beaverton smile at their grandma Kathie Holliday as they take part in Friday’s Kids Day Parade.

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Riley Hansen of Mt. Vernon, front, and her cousin Azadae Soupir of Beaverton smile at their grandma Kathie Holliday as they take part in Friday’s Kids Day Parade.

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Dan Averett of Canyon City drives his granddaughter Kyra Averett of Boise in Friday’s Kids Day Parade in John Day.

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Dan Averett of Canyon City drives his granddaughter Kyra Averett of Boise in Friday’s Kids Day Parade in John Day.

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A colorful crew of kids ride in Friday’s parade through downtown John Day.

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A colorful crew of kids ride in Friday’s parade through downtown John Day.

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Sky Jisha and her dog walk along the parade route on Friday.

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Sky Jisha and her dog walk along the parade route on Friday.

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Cowpokes, superheroes and kids dressed in their red, white and blue finest made their way down John Day’s Main Street on Friday for the Grant County Fair Kids Day Parade.

A total of 20 children participated, along with parents and grandparents, in the event. All the kids received free Dairy Queen treats.

Several earned blue ribbons, including Brook and Brett Burril and Coyle and Beau Van Cleave in Group One and Kara, Riley and Wyatt Hansen and Azadae and Mordecai Soupir in Group Two.

Sky Jisha and her dog Tia won first place in the Costumed Individuals division.

For decorated vehicles, Silas, Allison and Ike Fansler won first place, and Alexa and Kyra Averett won first as a business group float.

In the mounted division, Li’l Miss PRCA Rowdy Israel had a first-place finish.













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