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Characters from the “Little Mermaid” wave to the crowd from the Triumvirate Theatre float during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday in Soldotna. This is the first year the Progress Days festival expanded to take place over four days.

Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion Characters from the “Little Mermaid” wave to the crowd from the Triumvirate Theatre float during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday in Soldotna. This is the first year the Progress Days festival expanded to take place over four days.

Progress on parade

The Progress Days Parade was held Saturday in Soldotna.

Smokey Bear waves to the crowd from the U.S. Forest Service float during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Smokey Bear waves to the crowd from the U.S. Forest Service float during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Members of the League of Women Voters wave to the crowd during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Members of the League of Women Voters wave to the crowd during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Members of the Republican Women of the Kenai wave to the crowd during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Members of the Republican Women of the Kenai wave to the crowd during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce waves to the crowd during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce waves to the crowd during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Members of Forever Dance Alaska ride their float during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Members of Forever Dance Alaska ride their float during the Soldotna Progress Days parade on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

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