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Gold Dust Day Parade

By Yessenia Anderson

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Dozens of floats, visitors and booths lined the streets of Gold Hill on Saturday afternoon.

The sound of a siren kicked off the annual Gold Dust Parade. More than 20 groups participated in the march as over 50 vendors set up road side.

Some of the parade highlights included antique fire engines and a live karate demonstration. While the parade is an old tradition for the city, some were new to the celebrations this year.

“For the first time we’re pretty impressed. It’s actually a lot bigger than we thought it was going to be. There’s a lot of people, the weather is great, we are getting candy as we go here. It’s been a lot of fun,” said Tyler Casebeer.

Gold Dust Day is celebrated on the first saturday in June to commemorate the discovery of gold near the Rogue River that led to the establishment of the town.