Hundreds delight in Deer Trails Day

Catch a glimpse of Deer Creek's parade during Deer Trails Day, Saturday, June 25.

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What looked to be a Ford Meteor almost made it to the finish line of the Deer Trails Day parade. Instead a group of energetic parade goers sprung into action and pushed the car on down the line.
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DEER CREEK — After an early morning deluge soaked much of the region, the clouds parted to shine a bit of sunshine on Deer Trails Day on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
The main event, the parade got under way at 11 a.m. sharp with a line of entries and parade goers filling downtown will color, candy and sirens of all sorts.
This year a kiddle parade kicked off the event with a nice line up of patriotic clad kiddies lighting up the main drag.

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The Kiddie Parade kicked off the main parade with kids clad in red, white and blue.
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Festivities continued on throughout the day in Deer Creek. Evening events include:

2-6 p.m.: Music on Main Street by AC Entertainment
​Axe Throwing
4:30 p.m.: Bike Raffle (Must be present to win)
5 p.m.: Magic Show
6 p.m.: Adult Bean Bag Tournament
8:30-midnight: Live Band Jacked UP
10 p.m.: Drawing Deer Creek Rod and Gun Raffle

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Margot DeRobertis shows off a piece of candy to her mom Kate during the parade in Deer Creek on June 25, 2022. It was Margot's first parade and she managed to get quite a candy haul from the outing.
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Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons walks the parade route Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Deer Creek.
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52 years later, the class of 1970 is still going strong in their entry in the Deer Trails Day parade on June 25, 2022.
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The rain held out to allow crowds to fill the sidewalks of downtown Deer Creek on June 25, 2022.
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The Deer Creek American Legion Auxiliary showed off their red, white and blue in the parade Saturday, June 23, 2022.
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