Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger For the younger parade spectators, it was all about collecting candy thrown to them by those in the parade. Pictured, from left, are Kyra Schimpf, 7, Ben Schimpf, 3, Hannah Smith, 8, and Brenden Cervetti, 7.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Kim and Heather Foxworthy road through the parade on horseback, as part of the Sierra Foothills Horseman?s Association. Kim Foxworthy has been doing so for the last 30 years, and says it?s now tradition.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Nicholas Scozzari, 16, and Chris Peterson, 13, played electric guitar with the Lincoln High School?s marching band.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Bree Spence and Beau Spence, 5, hitch a ride on a fire engine.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Hailey Talbott, 7, Rebecca Louis, 8, and Kaytlynn Banghart, 11, lead the way for Horsin? Around, which does riding lessons for children.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Frank Propersi drummed enthusiastically alongside band mates from the Sunshine Boyz Jazz Band.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger A Lincoln Transit bus, driven by transit supervisor Deborah Yank, carried members of the Lincoln Hills Veterans Group through the parade.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Lincoln Police Officers Chris Randall and Todd Rayback led the parade on their motorcycles.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Officer Todd Rayback hands Kai Carter, 2, a sticker after the parade as Tom Carter looks on.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Coreena Ross walked the parade with the Gold Country Chapter of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. ?I?m honored to be here, and proud to march in the parade,? Ross said. ?To me (Independence Day) means all sorts of things, like the sacrifice our ancestors did to create this country.?
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Rich Rudis stilt-walked his way through the parade, dressed as Abraham Lincoln. ?It?s hot, but it?s fun,? Rudis said.
Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger Wee Miss Placer County Taylor Hall, 3, (right) rides alongside her ambassador Audrey Gordon, 4.