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Turlock shows its 'Country Pride'
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Members of the Turlock Salvation Army show their Country Pride in red, white and blue style in the Fourth of July parade, winning them the Outstanding Presentation of Overall Theme award. - photo by CANDY PADILLA / The Journal



The streets of downtown Turlock were filled with those bursting with pride for their country and country roots on Friday during the annual Fourth of July parade and street fair.

Close to 10,000 people made their way to downtown Turlock Friday morning for the "Country Pride" themed parade, which featured 80 entries this year from a variety of businesses, nonprofits and club groups, said Turlock Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Sharon Silva.

"It was a wonderful parade this year; it's like old times," said Silva.

Following the parade was a street fair that included 35 vendors at Central Park and 45 entries into the classic car show. Live bands provided music as families strolled down Main Street.

The holiday events were concluded Friday evening with a free fireworks show at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, made possible by contributions from local businesses, funding from the Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the fairgrounds.



Outstanding Presentation of Theme — Salvation Army

Most Patriotic Entry — ROTC Color Guard

Most Spirited — Winton-Ireland Strom & Green

1st place — Girl Scouts, Three Rivers Service Unit

2nd place — Teen Challenge

3rd place — Johnny Big Ears