Patriotism on parade
The Park Rapids 4th of July parade drew a record 80 entries this year as spectators packed the downtown streets. Teresa Leshovsky from the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announced the parade from the stage on Main. "The weather was perfect for the parade and we had a fantastic turn out for attendance!" Along with the numerous local businesses and organizations handing out candy, freeze pops and other tasty treats the New York Mills Marching Band and three area pageant royalties participated.