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PHOTO GALLERY: Vale 4th of July Parade brings out crowd and the red, white and blue

Nothing brings the community together like the annual Vale 4th of July Rodeo and Suicide Race Parade. Families and rodeo fans lined the sidewalks of A Street in downtown Vale as patriotic cars, horses, and floats rolled down the street on Monday afternoon.

There was candy and water balloons thrown in equal measure. Familiar faces such as rodeo grand marshals Dave and Bonnie Westerberg and 2022 Rodeo Queen Brogan Bair waved to the crowd as sun and spirits shined high – all before the start of the rodeo.

Flag girls march down the street in a blaze of red, white, and blue at the Vale 4th of July Parade down A Street on July 4, 2022. (The Enterprise/CYNTHIA LIU

Grand marshals Dave and Bonnie Westerberg wave during the Vale 4th of July Rodeo Parade on July 4, 2022. (The Enterprise/ISAAC WASSERMAN)

Elijah Spivey . . .