On July 4, the crowd that lined the streets was once again treated to a Patagonia-style parade, in which half the town gathered to watch the other half put on their red, white and blue and fall in step behind the fire trucks. Cars, horse and riders, wagons, vigilantes, trucks, ATVs and a few goats slowly rolled by, to the sound of sirens and the pulsing beat of technoband La Rezzia. A water theme prevailed, and bazooka water guns were the favored delivery system. As Lars Marshal says, “It’s a very interactive parade.”

Thank you Lars, and all the volunteers—and thanks to the Fire Department for another great fireworks finale!

Photos by Walter Andrew and Donna Reibslager