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Parade, O-Mok-See and more
planned for Fourth in Condon


Plans are in full swing for the annual 4th of July Parade and O-Mok-See to be held on Sunday at Condon.

The fun begins with a Pancake Breakfast at Liquid Louie's from 8 to 10 a.m. followed by the annual 4th of July parade, sponsored by the Swan Valey Post of the American Legion, at 11 o'clock.

Parade lineup begins between 10:00 and 10:30 at Liquid Louie's. The theme this year is The Constitution. Categories include walking groups, bicycles, horses, classic cars, and business or organization floats. For more information about the parade contact D.K. Mitchell.

The O-Mok-See (Games on Horseback) will be held at the arena following the parade. For more information about the O-Mok-See contact Pam Hamilton.

At the Swan Valley Community Hall, the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society will be serving huckleberry ice cream outside, while visitors can enjoy the display inside which, this year, will focus on the history of forest fires in the valley.

Concessions will be provided by the Swan Valley Fire Department and at the American Legion Beer Garden.

The American flag currently being flown over the veterans' memorial at the Swan Valley Community Hall is in honor of Leigh H. Martin, a World War I veteran who died May 22, 1983. Martin is the father of Condon resident, Nan Nelson.

The American Legion is also conducting a raffle this summer. Tickets for a chance to win a new four-wheeler will be sold during the July 4th activities and are also available at local businesses and at Kurt's Polaris in Seeley Lake.

The Legion has also announced that the annual Pony Express Watermelon Races have been rescheduled this year for August. Details will be announced at a later date.

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