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By Roger Dey

Ovando's July 4th Parade marks community's emergence from year-long COVID-19 doldrums


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 12:09pm

Roger Dey

Brad French practices his fly casting from a drift boat as it's towed through downtown Ovando.

After COVID-19 prompted the community to call off their famously informal Fourth of July parade last year, Ovando was in full swing this year as the town square was filled with people who made the trip to the small Blackfoot Valley town for the event.

"We come a thousand miles every year for this parade, " said Darren Dreessen of Moorhead, Minn., a relative of the Geary's from Helmville. He sa...

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