The mascot for the Great Falls Eagles rugby team danced alongside the team car.
Photo by Nikki Cheshire/The Connection
Despite the threat of rain early in the morning of July 4, the Great Falls festivities went off without a hitch. With a 5k run, followed by the annual parade and many more events throughout the day, there was no shortage of activities for citizens of all ages.
The parade, led by local Boy Scouts, included floats from the town’s sports teams, businesses, organizations and politicians. There were also horseback riders, antique cars, dog-walkers and bicyclists.
“It’s a little bit unique,” said parade participant and Great Falls Historical Society member Rick Turner, “that a relatively small community can have so many people get together with good will.”
The post-parade activities featured inflatable attractions, live music, food and more on the Village Centre Green. However, there were no fireworks in Great Falls this year. According to Celebrate Great Falls Board Member Malou Rennert, no local organizations volunteered to sponsor the fireworks this year.