Monday, July 20, 2009
Shriners East/West game & Parade
As the Shriners Parade begin heading down Central Avenue in Great Falls, Montana on Saturday, July 18, 2009, the temperature was already at 90° and getting warmer by the minute. This parade welcomed the big East -vs- West 63rd annual Montana Shrine Football game. Shriners from all over participate in this parade, bringing smiles to kids of all ages.
This years parade included the Great Falls Shrine Club Pipe Band, Missoula Motor Patrol, the Midget Patrol and the Whoopee Wagon, to name a few. Potentate Toby Sorensen cruised by in a ‘Skunk Bug’ that even batted it’s eyelashes. And, of course there were clowns…lots of clowns! The parade summed things up with the East Team Float and the West Team Float.
The game was won by the West 20 - 17 in overtime, where a crowd of about 3,500 witnessed the first overtime game ever in the Shriners game series.