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Lind celebrates as thousands crowd into town

LIND - Thousands of residents and visitors crowded into town Saturday for a day of old-fashioned fun Saturday, June 10.

The festivities began with the Kiddie Parade, followed by the Lind Chamber of Commerce Grand Parade and Lind Lion's Club fundraising barbeque for everyone to enjoy.

The Kiddie Parade began at about 10:45 a.m., it featured three entries under the '60s and '70s Flower Power theme.

Following the kiddie parade, the Grand Parade showcased all the combines competing in the annual demolition derby, race cars and trucks, the Lind-Ritzville High School band and the Connell royalty, among others.

The Grand Parade powered through the downtown area, showing off locals, businesses and more.

Children and locals crowded the streets as sweet treats, candies and toys were tossed into the roadway. Kids ran wild as cannons went off, unleashing a wave of confetti.

Paving the way toward the arena, dozens of "Trump Country," Trump 2024" and patriotic flags flew along state Highway 17 as motorists honked and waved, entering the town.

The Lion's Club invited residents and visitors alike to a delicious pulled pork, potato salad and chips meal at City Park. The sweet and savory smell made its way through the small town as it mixed with the scent of delicious pies brought to patrons for a local fundraiser.

The Lind-Ritzville Class 2026 offered a diverse selection of fruit pies and sodas for sale as pies like Cherry and Strawberry Rhubarb became a fan favorite.

The barbeque ended just in time as the arena kicked off its big event – truck races and the famous Lions Club Combine Demolition Derby.

The weekend ended with live music and dancing in the derby arena.


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