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Floatin' along on the Fourth of July

The annual parade made its rounds along the north end of Lake Osakis Friday afternoon. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)1 / 3
Decked out with bats and skeletons, The Scary Ferry was part of Friday's boat parade. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)2 / 3
This pontoon in the parade generated lots of smiles and laughs... these beach beauties even did a little hula dance for the crowd at Head of the Lakes Resort on Lake Osakis. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)3 / 3

Dozens of boats took part in the 7th annual Ferrt Drive Pontoon Parade on Lake Osakis Friday afternoon.

Each boat was decorated with a theme - everything from a pirate boat to red Solo cup party barge. Boaters tossed (floating) bags of candy to kids on shore.

A crowd gathered at Head of the Lakes Resort on the north end of Lake Osakis and lots of kids were in the water and waving from the ends of docks.

More photos from the fun parade in Wednesday's Echo Press.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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