6 things you need to know about the Pioneer Days Parade in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) - The annual Pioneer Days Parade on Lander's Main Street will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4th. There are a few safety precautions you need to keep in mind and one very important UPDATE from the Lander Police Department regarding the traditional water fight. Sergeant Alan McOmie and Police Chief Robert Cecrle spoke with County 10 to tell us about what we can expect at the 4th of July Parade. *1. THE WATER FIGHT:* This year the firetrucks will be dong a "rolling water fight" towards the end of the parade. The trucks WILL NOT be stopping for long periods of time like in previous years. Sergeant McOmie is asking the public to NOT enter the street for the water fight. "We're asking people to remain in their parade viewing spots and enjoy the water fight from the curb," McOmie said. "The reason for this change is because it becomes unsafe when people enter the street because folks further down the parade route think the parade is over and then the firetrucks can't get through ... it's a real safety hazard." *2. CANDY -* In order to keep children safe, floats will be making a concerted effort this year to throw candy further out. Please do not allow children to run into the street searching for candy. *3. NO SKATEBOARDS or BICYCLES - *There are no skateboards or bicycles allowed on Main Street during the parade ... unless you're using it IN the parade. [image: 19232226239_20422ba9f1_z.jpg] *4. PARKING - *For safety reasons, there is no parking within one block of the following intersections: 2nd & Main; 5th & Main; 9th & Main. *5. NO FIREWORKS DURING PARADE -* Fireworks are not allowed within one block of the parade route. This is being enforced due to the safety of the horses during the parade. *6. AFTER THE PARADE - *Sergeant McOmie said, "We want folks to have fun, but please be responsible with fireworks ... and clean up your mess." If you can't make it to the parade the team at County 10 will be LIVE STREAMING Lander's Fourth of July Parade starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4th. Tune into County 10's facebook page to watch the event. #county10 #news #whatshappening