The Saturday parade was the largest in many years. For the sake of neutrality, no politicians appear in the following photos, but they were present in abundance.
As with the previous post, all captions refer to the picture under that caption.
Mayor J. C. Williams once again invoked his perogative to drive the first vehicle in the parade.
Numerous law enforcement vehicles followed on crowded 4th Street/Highway 160.
The City of Bradley’s fire trucks were next. Two of them are shown below.
The Lafayette County elected officials decided on a minimalist theme for this year.
The antique cars followed, two of which can be seen below.
Among the next group of vehicles were representatives of the Cochran Museum and the 7 and 8 softball team.
This piece of Allis-Chalmers farm equipment was rather unique.
And that’s Dickie Bishop on a John Deere tractor. Sadly, Dickie and his wife, Judy, recently moved from Bradley to the wilds (and grandkids) of north Arkansas.
Several fire departments from the area also sent trucks to the celebration. Among those were the Northeast Bossier, Plain Dealing, River Bend, Lake Erling and Lewisville Fire Departments.
Many motorcycles and horses also appeared in the parade.