After pandemic year, Soldotna's Progress Days returns

Jul 26, 2021

Credit Elizabeth Earl / KDLL

Soldotna welcomed back its Progress Days event on Saturday with a bang—or lots of them, depending where along the parade route you were standing.

There were tractors. There were horses. There were dancers. There was a giant copy of the U.S. Constitution. Most importantly to many of the kids along the way, there was plenty of candy. The parade was cancelled last year due to concerns about the coronavirus, but came back this year with gusto, along with vendors and music in Soldotna Creek Park this weekend.

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the parade in its newsletter Monday, giving the overall best award to C & C Horse Adventures. Other winners of the category prizes are as follows:

Antique automobiles/tractors: Antique Power Club of Alaska

Business: Century 21 Realty Solutions Freedom Branch

Public figure: Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce

Marching group: Forever Dance

Motorcycle/automobile: Yancy Family Racing

Nonprofit: Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ

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Credit Elizabeth Earl / KDLL

Credit Elizabeth Earl / KDLL

Credit Elizabeth Earl / KDLL