Thanks to all who helped make parade a success

Bouquets and Barbs


From Jayna Huotari, Iron Mountain, chairwoman of the 2019 Iron Mountain-Kingsford Fourth of July parade:

The Promotions Committee of the Menominee Range Historical Foundation extends appreciation to all of those involved in helping make the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Fourth of July parade a success. We had a terrific turnout and couldn’t have done it without the help of our many friends:

Thank you to Iron Mountain City Council and City Manager Jordan Stanchina and Kingsford City Council and City Manager Tony Edlebeck and the respective Public Works Departments for your parade approval and assistance in clearing the streets.

Thank you to all the area police, fire and sheriff’s departments for your assistance and parade participation as well as our local American Legions and Color Guard for your patriotic participation

Thank you to Mary Branam and Steve Juul at Town & Country Ford for driving our grand marshal, William Cummings, and for participating in the parade.

Thank you to Kevin Barglind at B & B Tire for clearing space in your lot and providing chairs, table, and power for our judges.

Thank you to Joe and Patti Bronzyk at Hometowne Lumber for providing the judges’ truck platform and staircase.

Thank you to Judges Barglind, Ninomiya and Slagle, along with County Prosecutor Richards, for serving as float judges.

Thank you to Clarence Christian of A+ Communications for providing two-way radios to our volunteers during parade line-up.

Thank you to Results Broadcasting, Sovereign Communications, The Daily News and WLUC-TV6 for promotion and coverage of the parade.

Thank you to First National Bank & Trust for serving as entry form pick-up and drop-off locations.

Thank you to my fellow committee members for working on the parade details all year long: Keith Huotari, Mikki Hall, Mick Gayan, Seth Anderson, Ashley Ellis, Lucy Joyce and Michael Johns.

Thank you to Joe Testolin for his expert guidance and advice during our transition as parade organizers. Your assistance was invaluable.

And lastly, we thank all parade participants and spectators. It is because of you that this remains a community tradition, generation after generation.

Enjoyed parade, Legion 100th anniversary event


From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford:

What a great gathering after the Fourth of July Parade at the Iron Mountain American Legion Post 50, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Legion organization.

The food sold at discount prices, the cake donated by one of the member’s wives, the music, beverages, ice cream, the give-away flag and the indoor/outdoor seating.

The parade itself gets bigger and better each year, along with the handouts. The crowds along the parade route seem to get bigger, also.

Happy to see the horses again and the riders, too.

The weather even cooperated.

Thank you Post 50 and all veterans for your service.