SPRING CREEK — Hundreds of parade-goers lined Spring Creek Parkway Monday morning for the Fourth of July parade that featured floats, horses, motorcyclists, a monster truck and more.
“I loved it. This is better than Elko’s parade,” said Jennifer Slusher of Elko, who said this was the first time she came to the Spring Creek parade.
She said the National Basque Festival Parade on Saturday was larger, with elaborate floats, but it moved slower than the Spring Creek parade.
Children scrambled for candy as the parade entries went by, and Khoury’s Market float riders passed out bottles of water.
After the parade, many gathered at the Spring Creek Marina where the Great Basin 4-H Club had a petting zoo for youngsters. Pony rides were available for the more adventurous.
Desert Rose, the Elko group that is part of the role-playing Amtgard, had fake swords and shields for youngsters to do battle on the marina grounds.
Desert Rose also sets up at noon every Saturday in Elko City Park and welcomes new members.
At the petting zoo, Cassie Harmon was letting youngsters pet her goat “Stormy,” and she said she will enter the animal in the Elko County Fair.
Tyler Wheeler, another 4-Her, was holding his Jersey Wooly rabbit.
People were grabbing picnic tables to spend the day at the marina, where the Spring Creek Association was sponsoring games, and an Armed Services volleyball tournament was slated for early afternoon.
Fireworks culminated the Spring Creek festivities that began at 7 a.m. with a flag ceremony conducted by the POW/MIA Elko Awareness Association.