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The streets were lined and every patch of shade taken Saturday morning as Stevensville celebrated its 106th annual Creamery Picnic with its traditional parade.

It was a good day for the community considering that fact the event had almost been cancelled due to concerns over funding and a lack of volunteer help. 

The community rallied. People stepped forward to offer their help and others dug deep into their pocketbook to ensure the daylong celebration went off without a hitch.

That was good news for four-year-old Rykker Jessop and his 1-year-old brother, Rhett, who took the end positions when they joined Layne Bucholz, 3, and Paxton Bucholz, 4, to wave their flags as they watched the parade entries go by while waiting for candy to be thrown their way.

Members of Stevensville Scout Troop 1117, Dillon Nittler and Zander Martinez took their duties seriously as part of the contingent handing out flags before the parade got underway.

Tom Campbell of Corvallis provided some bagpipe music to the parade as part of the Bitterroot Celtic Society entry. 


Associate Editor

Reporter for The Ravalli Republic.