The “Cow” wins Grand Prize in the Fidelity Mortgage 4th of July Parade

July 7, 2015

With nearly 10,000 on hand for the largest 4th of July Parade ever, the “Cow” from the former Prime Cut Restaurant and owner Lyle Nichols were awarded the $100 Grand Prize out of 50 float entries by a panel of judges. Floats were judged on color, beauty, creativity, originality and patriotism.

Playing on a bit of Grand Junction nostalgia and Lyle’s artistic creativity, his “Motorhome on the Range” cruised down Main Street as a highlight to the parade. The 12′ foot tall fiberglass “Cow” has been out to pasture in Palisade for the last 10 years or so since Lyle purchased it at auction and he has spent the last year and several thousand dollars converting it into a traveling bovine RV.

Second place was awarded to the Western Slope ATV Association and third place was awarded to “Vettes for Vets”.

The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and Fidelity Mortgage would like to thank all the participants in this year’s 4th of July Parade.

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