Superior celebrated the 4th of July with a parade down Rock Creek Parkway and a festival at Community Park . The parade started at the North Pool, proceeded down Rock Creek Parkway, and turned into Community Park. A ladder truck from the Cherryvale Fire Protection District was near the front of the parade.

Front of Superior July 4, 2006 Parade

These two horsemen were from the Boulder County Sheriff’s office.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Horsemen

It was a very diverse parade. There were vintage cars,

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Vintage Car

a boat with the Superior Mustange cheerleaders,

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Boat

and then the Superior Mustange themselves. There were many Mustangs, truck after truck of them.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Mustangs

These scouts had a nice float with a camping theme.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Scouts

This Shrek themed float from the residents of South Seibert Court won first place in the float competition. Check out the smoke coming from the dragon’s nostrils. Outstanding!.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Shrek

Andrew Batson led the fleet of three Brass Key Property Broker Hummers.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Hummer1

Another Andrew brought up the rear.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Hummer2
Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, King Kong Float

This King Kong float took second place.

And then came many cycles, scooters, and pedestrians.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Walkers

And then some more vehicles, including Uncle Sam and son? on an ATV.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, ATV

The Monarch High School marching band brought up the rear.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Monarch High School Marching Band

They were not in uniform, but there were in step. Check out the feet in this photo and the next one.

Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Monarch High School Marching Band
Superior July 4, 2006 Parade, Monarch High School Marching Band

The parade ended at Superior’s Community Park , but the celebration continued. There was a pancake breakfast, music, activities for children, and informational booths set up in one of the softball fields. This photo was taken after most of the people had left, but it shows the layout. Notice the fleet of propane powered pancake cooking machines!

Superior July 4, 2006 Festival

Children enjoyed two inflatable play structures. One was a Jumpy Castle; the other had a climbing wall and slide.

Superior July 4, 2006 Festival, Inflatable Play Structures

The Rock Creek Church operated a dunk tank; they also had a booth and helped sponsor the event. The dunk tank operator did a great job of making it fun for everyone. This young lefty is still working on his throwing technique.

Superior July 4, 2006 Festival, Rock Creek Church Dunk Tank

What 4th of July celebration would be complete without a tribute to the flag? A firefighter attached a flag to the end of a ladder, and

Superior July 4, 2006 Festival, Attach Flag to Ladder
Superior July 4, 2006 Festival, Flag Raised on Ladder Truck

then the ladder extended high into the sky! A singing of the national anthem followed.

Superior July 4, 2006 Festival, Water Cannon Demo

A little while later, they demonstrated the water cannon attached to the end of the ladder.

Superior July 4, 2006 Festival, Town Logo in Flower Bed

This photo shows (all be it upside down), the town’s tree logo constituted in a flower bed with the ladder truck in the background. I call it “Independence Day in Superior”. That’s all!