Fourth of July celebration brings vendors together |

Fourth of July celebration brings vendors together

Susanne Haala
Susanne Haala / Tahoe Daily TribuneLocal band Cash Only played 25 of their songs at the first Fourth of July parade and celebration Wednesday in South Lake Tahoe.

The Fourth of July celebration lasted into the afternoon Wednesday after the parade was over.

Local vendors held the first Fourth of July celebration get-together at the Senior Center and Museum, close to the Recreational Center in South Lake Tahoe, until 3 p.m.

“It’s great that we can show our vendors,” real estate broker Jeanne Prestella said about being part of the parade as well as the after-show celebration.

JoAnn Conner, Independent Associate of The South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, who organized of the Fourth of July celebration, pointed out the highlights of the event.

“We had the mayor speech, which was honoring the veterans; we had a World War II veteran and some from Korea and Vietnam; and the band Cash Only was playing,” she said.

Local band Cash Only played 25 songs on the parade and the celebration on a float, which was sponsored by band member Nate Alcorn’s parents’ company Superior Asphalt.

“We are proud to be here today,” singer and guitarist Davin Kangas said. “Just riding down the street and playing music on this truck; that was something I always wanted to do when I was a kid.”

“It was like playing on a skateboard,” Alcorn said about playing during the parade.

“The parade was pretty fast-moving, so we were trying to hold on.”

The band, which was founded by front man Kangas in 2002, performs at the Cabo Wabo Cantina every Monday night inside Harveys Resort and Casino and the American Legion post.

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