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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Pioneer Day celebrations started early Monday morning for the Days of ’47 Parade. After months of preparation, the state’s oldest parade marched through downtown Salt Lake City.
Bands, floats, royalty; the parade were covered at this year’s Days of ’47 Parade.
Hannah Harkness, Miss Orem, talked to ABC4 about her job in the parade. Miss Orem said, “We got up early this morning and we've just been seeing the floats.”
An early, or maybe late Sunday, start for everyone in this year’s parade.
For those in the parade, this was the time to put all of their work on display. The Wilford Stake spent months and thousands of hours to get their float ready. They took their namesake and an original Utah pioneer to become the theme of their float.
A perfect example of how this parade, remembers our state’s heritage and looks to the future, celebrating Pioneer Day in Utah.
(Watch the video- you will see the Miss Orem Royalty twirling on the float.)
Photo taken by the Daily Herald. Orem's Float in the Provo Grand Parade (2011)