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Northern Nevada Celebrates at Nevada Day Parade

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People from across Northern Nevada were in Carson City Saturday morning as the Annual Nevada Day Parade rolled through town.

It lasted more than three hours. Thousands of people grabbed a chair, or got comfortable where they could, and watched while it made its way down Carson Street.

"It is really great," says Denise West. "I cannot believe all the bands and stuff that are in it."

Roughly 40,000 people filled up the heart of our state's capital. Some arrived as early as 4:30 a.m.

"Every year," says Brenda Swart. "Nevada Day is my favorite holiday as well as all my friends' back here."

Things kicked off with a flyover right at 10 a.m. From there, everything really got rolling.

"It's beautiful," says Melody Hoover. "We got to see the flyover, the memorial wall over at Mills Park. All of our friends are here. Everybody has a great time."

Some of our friends were in attendance as well. Several members of the Channel 2 News team waved to the crowds, while John Potter grabbed a microphone and emceed the event.

Folks at the parade for the first time say this community, and especially this event, welcomes everybody.

"I have never left Michigan until last year, and everybody that I've met here has been very, very nice," says West. "They're awesome people."

With more than 200 entries, this year featured a little bit of everything. It's election year, and both the Democrats and Republicans were represented multiple times.

But for people who don't meet the age requirement to vote this year, all that political stuff takes a back seat to what's really important.

"All the cars and blowups and stuff," says 9-year-old Christopher West. "And all the people that are doing it."

Another Nevada Day Parade is in the books. But one thing's for sure: this tradition will continue for years to come.

Hard to believe, but organizers with the parade say planning for next year's event begins as early as Sunday.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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