Fort Pierre's Fourth of July parade on Sunday drew crowds of families as people cheered and kids snagged candy and surprises.

The parade began at 10 a.m. and lasted an hour as floats and vehicles of all types made their way down Deadwood Street.

While many parents sat back in lawn chairs and enjoyed the sites, kids armed with bags got to work catching candy, frisbees, beach balls and even rolls of toilet paper. A few high-bounce balls made their way through the crowds as well, testing the quick reflexes of parents looking on as children tried to keep up with all the other treats.

The Capital Journal's Del Bartels even made a couple of passes along the route with Elizabeth DeTample in a twin-seat recumbent bicycle, passing candy as they weaved around.

Load comments