Wednesday Jul 06 2011 comments Fourth of July spotlights local community By: By Stephanie Dumm News Messenger Reporter -A +A Brett Rozell, a Lincoln Little League All-Stars coach, hitches a ride on the team?s float. ?It?s an awesome opportunity for the kids to participate in the community,? Rozell said. Members of Lincoln?s Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 3010, from left, Jim Schwerdt, Kent Parsell and Al Holland rode on a truck owned by California Army National Guard Sgt. Vernon Jones. Cameron Reid, an active duty member of the United States Marine Corps, was at the front of the parade in a vintage World War II jeep, driven by Ben Hovis. Fire engines and trucks from Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin and Cal-Fire concluded the parade, as well as a police SUV. Taylor Lustig, 16, leads the My Dog Spot entry with dog Slampson. Their theme was ?Pups Ahoy,? according to manager Pam Henry. Also pictured is Sarah Pooling with a patriotic poodle. Sheree Utterback (left) and Sarah Henry remind the crowd that Halloween is less than four months away. Wes Tripp cools off spectators by shooting water out of the hearse owned by The Countryside Haunters. The group puts on the yearly Haunted Castle at McBean Park. Dropping his drumsticks moments before, Manuel Juarez finished out the parade route to his own beat. Judy Ruid waves from her horse, which she rode as part of the Charros de Lincoln. The men from the horse group also performed at Lincoln Meadows later that day, according to Graciela Garcia, a member of the group. Lincoln Meadows is a skilled nursing facility on Third Street. Kris Wyatt served as grand marshall for Monday?s parade. Wyatt is a former Lincoln High School teacher and current Western Placer Unified Schoold District board member. Lincoln Police Sgt. Kevin Klemp was part of the parade?s police escort. Oscar Juarez toots his trombone as part of a mariachi band. Jim and Cheryl Thomas tow the Century 21 Select float. Their theme this year was ?the bubble has popped,? according to Realtor Robin Lack. ?We want to help people achieve the American dream,? Lack said. The Dazzling Divas from Sun City Lincoln Hills paused on the parade route to dance, complete with red hats and purple umbrellas. Kaylee Godwin, 5, takes a photo of a stilt-walker passing by. Also pictured, from left, are Jadon Bertholt, 12; Kyla Bertholt, 5; Abby Stricklin, 5; Hadley Bertholt, 8; and Cailey Stricklin, 11.