Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sparta Days Parade

Our neighboring community of Sparta knows how to throw a good party and with that comes a great parade.  Celebrating Sparta Days began on Wednesday July 11 and will continue through this weekend with some events even being celebrated next weekend.

Today's Parade started promptly at noon and was enjoyed by thousands in great weather.  Leading the parade was the Alpine Township Fire Department Honor Guard and a number of other Alpine Township businesses and residents participated in the festivities.  This annual event is one of the best in West Michigan and we are happy to be immediate neighbors.

Leading off the Parade was the Alpine Township Fire Department Honor Guard

Alpine Township Fire Fighter Joe Schweitzer

About a half a dozen Fire Departments were represented

Road Commissioner Fritz Wahlfield and Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends

Fritz Wahlfield with daughters

Boy Scouts honoring Vietnam Veterans

In the rear, Jim Pike, President, and wife Betty Secretary of VVA

Harold Thome

Parade Marshall Tom Dupont

State Representative Pete McGregor

A familiar face from Choice One Bank

Kent County Sheriff Posse

Harold Thome transporting Sparta Township Supervisor Dale Bergsma
Whoever said that Sparta Township had a clown for Supervisor was right!

This frog turned into a beautiful princess

Jim and Donna Mikula and relative

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