Tremendous MoHo Independence Day Festival

Big crowds from the parade celebrate throughout the afternoon

By Bryan Harrison

The annual Mountain House Independence Day Parade and festival, now a long-standing tradition, spread from the morning into mid-afternoon with celebrations of the day. Spilling into the park following the annual parade, a big group was welcomed by live music from first-rate country band, the Sky Kings. Lots of activities for the kids, food and refreshments, and community clubs and vendors filled the big field in the park.

The Mothers' Club hosted a pie tasting contest. In a very close competition, based on appearance, taste and creativity, Angel Lamb took home first place honors. She made a refreshingly scrumptious banana amaretto cream pie. Karen McQueen took honorable mention for her dazzling all-American peach and strawberry pie. In the kids brackets, 6 and under was won by Brooke and Kennedy Roesler. The 7 and over featured five very different baked treats, with a delicious churro-topped spice cupcake, by Bailey Dunn, beating out the competition.

Mothers' Club member and July 4th Event Coordinator, Krysten Hahn, awarded Ms. Lamb a gift card to Texas Roadhouse.

The newly revived MH Dog Club offered treats and info on club activities.

The Sikhs of Mountain House had a booth with their theme "Recognize the Human Race As One". And local vendors offered their services and wears.

The band, Agent, played several sets throughout the afternoon, with a fine mix of nicey done rock classics. Their strong musicianship complimented their tight vocals and harmonies.

This festival far exceeded previous events. As the community grows and has more to offer, that seems likely to continue as a trend. The beautiful weather contributed nicely, as well.

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