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Carnation's Great Fourth of July: A Valley Record photo gallery
It all began with the kids.The younger set ran down main street in the Run for the Pies, raised the flag with a heartfelt salute, and rode in red, white and blue to kick off the Grand Parade—all a Grand Carnation Fourth of July tradition.
Above and below, hundreds of children hit the streets with highly decorated bikes, wagons, even pets.
Runners gather at the start of the Run for the Pies.
Scouts raise the flag on Bird Street to begin the festivities.
Devin Gastelum of Duvall is a Northwest Junior Rodeo Association Queen. She does barrels, poles, breakaways, goat tying and ribbon dogging.
Just Moo It: The Retro Mickie Fickies, in a 3-on-3 basketball team: Nick Reierson, front, back, Pascal Nagata, Cameron Hammontree and LJ Linton.
Jake Kirchenmann flies up to battle for a shot again opponents from the Witness 3-on-3 team. He was part of the "Mini-muggins" team from Duvall. Teammates included Matt Poage, Riley Mallot and Brayden Stauffer.
Sarah Day, 7 serves up shortcake at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, helping the team of kitchen volunteers: Barbara Haugan, Leslie Day, Brooke Padron, Bob Gilbertson, Delores Ulrich, Ronnie Brooks, Lois Resch
Fidel Lopez of Duvall wraps a classic 1935 Ford over a modern chassis. His car and trailer is a work-in-progress is an amalgam of older vehicles and a showpiece for his skills in the garage.
Eastside Fire and Rescue crew members show off their skills, slicing up a car in a mock rescue operation, during after-parade entertainment.
The West Coast Country Heat drill team performs calls and moves.
The colors of the fiesta were on display with the Ixtapa dancing horses, dancers and Mariachi players, among a number of live-music entries culminating in a grand party and fireworks at Tolt-MacDonald Park Thursday evening.