Everyone loves a parade

Crowd Pleaser entry

Riderless horse is people’s favorite

        BURLEY – A large crowd of spectators watched the Cassia County Fair Parade last week, giving a special recognition the Riderless Horse, which walked the route in honor of Rupert’s fallen soldier, Chris Workman. That entry won the Crowd Pleaser Award.

From dancers to prancing horses, dozens of floats, vehicles, bicyclists, equestrians, wagons, and walkers, the parade featured more than 130 entrants, most of which were decorated or costumed in attire that reflected the parade’s theme “A Treasure Chest of Cassia’s Best – 100 Years of 4-H.”

There was an abundance of pirates, treasure chests, and booty – mostly in the form of candy that was shared with the onlookers.




A special entery, a red and white 1957 Ford Fairlane driven by Wally Bradshaw, carried Albert Klink and Keith Cottom, two of three longtime local businessmen honored in this year’s parade for their contributions to the community. Syb Morley was unable to attend the parade because of a fall suffered prior to parade day.

The Best of Show went to the View II Ward. Burley Lion’s Club received the top prize for the Service Clubs. Burley High School received the top band award, with Marcus Meeks winning second place in the band division.

Youth awards went to the Burley Barracuda Swim Team, 1st; Cassia County 4-H, 2nd; and Mini-Cassia Robotics, 3rd.


In the Animal Division, Minidoka Wranglers were the top winners, with Earl Craythorn winning second place and the National Pioneer Hall of Fame in third.






The top drill team was the Raft River Golden Girls. En Pointe Dance placed second and Burley Stepperettes, third.

In the antique car division, Gray D. Jones Construction won the top award, Garry Ennis was second and Darold Krieger, third.

La Grua Towing won the Patriotic award. PMT was second and Elevate was third.

In the Church division, Oakley Idaho Stake placed first; View Second Ward was second and Little Flower/St. Nick was third.

D. L. Evans placed in the top spot for the commercial floats. Cassia Regional Technical Center was second and Project Mutual was third.

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