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.
COUNTRY PRIDE PARADE WINNERS
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