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Thousand attend Troy Fourth celebration

| July 5, 2013 4:09 PM

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<p>Claire Fantozzi, in her festive dress, sits with grandmother, Marcia, during Troy's Fourth of July parade.</p>

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Fourth Snow White 2

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<p>A 1941 Lincoln Continental entered by owner Tom Broderick from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was one of the several dozen cars on display on Thursday at Roosevelt Park. Broderick provided that only 400 Continentals were produced in 1941, when the vehicle originally cost $2,916.</p><div> </div>

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<p>A child along the Fourth of July parade reaches for a plastic flying-circle thrown his way by a U.S. Forest Service employee on the float.</p>

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<p>Tristan Cook was constantly moving on his unicycle. Tristan balanced the cycle along the parade route to the enjoyment of parade-goers.</p><div> </div>

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<p>Kit Branch is decked out in red, white and blue and so is her steed, Bugsy. Branch is a member of the Back-Country Horsemen, which took part in the parade.</p>

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<p>It was great to see a logging presence in the parade, and it drew applause from parade-goers. This truck is owned by Anderson Logging, Co.</p>

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<p>Trojan Lanes had a truck decked out in red, white and blue as well as Old Glory. </p>

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Fourth Seber

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<p>The Pitiful Players presented Snow White during Troy's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. The theater troupe also will perform the play at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Libby's Little Theatre. The presentation, as are all Pitiful Players' productions, is free. The Pitiful Players are directed by Keith Meyers, who portrayed Grumpy, left. Libby Librarian Rick Ball is Doc, right. Gabee Deleo was the queen and evil witch, and Annie Wilkinson starred in the lead role as Snow White. </p>

U.S. Highway 2 in Troy was lined with thousands of parade-goers Thursday as the weather cooperated, and the multitudes got to enjoy America’s 237th birthday party. The festive day was not without a note of solemnity as local firefighters commemorated all firefighters who had given their lives in the line of duty. However, this Fourth was especially painful with the death of 19 elite firefighters earlier this week. On this float, firefighters commemorated the fallen, and particularly this year with the Arizona state flag. At right, Kit Branch is decked out in red, white and blue and so is her steed, Bugsy. The Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration included a presentation of Snow White at the Lincoln Theatre, a car show, fireworks, various craft, food, and other booths at Roosevelt Park.