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Story last updated at 3:37 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4th fun


Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

Homer was royally represented at the Ninilchik Rodeo over the weekend, with Andrea Ardenia, left, reigning as Little Miss Rodeo and Melanie Mastolier crowned Miss Rodeo. Both young women are from Homer. For results, see www.homernews.com.

Rain dampened the Ninilchik Rodeo Saturday, but sunshine on the Fourth of July brought out large turnouts for the second day of the rodeo, as well as parades in Anchor Point and Homer. On the Anchor Point Road, people watched a parade of fire vehicles, classic cars and monster trucks.

In Homer, Pioneer Avenue crowds were sometimes three deep for the parade, themed "Homer — Our Town USA."

The Homer Chamber of Commerce announced the following winners in its parade contest:

Adult Group: Kachemak Bay Lions Club

Children Group: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Best Business: Homer Theatre

Best Bicycle: Coble Geophysical Riders

Best of Show Animal (tie): Homer Animal Friends

and Lisa Ann's Grooming

Best Use of Theme: Driftwood Inn & Charters and

AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse & Grill

Best of Show: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife

Refuge-Youth Conservation Corps

Judge's Favorite: Mark Marette

Visit the Homer News online for more photos, www.homernews.com.