MILLCREEK. Seventy-five years ago, the East Mill Creek Lions Club received its charter. Since then, its July 4th community celebration has delighted residents of Millcreek with chuck-wagon breakfasts, parades down Evergreen Avenue, and carnivals.
Entertaining at least 3,500 observers and participants, this year’s parade was comprised of red-white-blue-stars-and-stripes-clad local bicycle, tricycle, scooter, and stroller riders of many different ages, dressed-up critters, children’s dance troupes, a couple of former presidents in stove-pipe hats, elected officials, police and fire officers and vehicles, and hand-pulled floats. The parade theme this year honored the East Mill Creek Lions’ diamond anniversary.
Among this year’s floats were a 12-foot tall foil-covered T-Rex, patriotic pirates, an elevated globe of the world, and a cuckoo clock. The float winners included a circus tent, a mobile diner, and a giant lion (first place), and a mobile diner (second place) and a circus tent (third place) (all three shown below). All of the floats were accompanied by multitudes of our own Millcreek neighbors.
The East Mill Creek Lions Club also honored long time member and World War II veteran, Robert Gallagher. Bob was on a recent Honor Flight to Washington DC, during which he and several other WWII veterans visited memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. Earlier this year, the Utah Senate, led by Senator Jani Iwamoto, recognized him and others at the Capitol.
Here are some more photos of the event: