Winter Carnival Grand Parade

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  • The Working Women of Whitefish make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A Penguin offers Johnny Stebbins a high-five before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Glacier Avalanche Youth Hockey team comes through downtown Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    An Amtrak float makes its way down Central Avenue during the Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Penguins give high-fives before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade Saturday downtown. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Whitefish Dance and Bigfork Dance members dance their way down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A Viking makes her way down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Whitefish Theater Co. eagles fly down Central Avenue during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Shandrea Carr, 5, gets a hug from a Penguin Saturday before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Vikings make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Reecia's Salon float travels down Central Avenue during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Tony Veseth tosses beads to the crowd from the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest float Saturday during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Whitefish High School Drumline marches through downtown Whitefish during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A youngster dressed as an eagle walks in the Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The North Valley Hospital float makes its way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Glacier National Park float makes its way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Gracie the "Bark Ranger" from Glacier National Park and her handler park ranger Mark Biel make their way down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Keystone Cops transport some Yetis in the Paddywagon down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Backcountry Horsemen walk Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Glacier Bank float travels Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Working Women of Whitefish dance down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Working Women of Whitefish dance down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Whitefish Mountain Resort float travels Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A youngster throws candy from The Springs at Whitefish float. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    King Ullr LIX Paul Johannsen waves to the crowd during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Former Winter Carnival Royalty leads the parade down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Grand Marshal Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards rides in the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Glacier National Park Naturalist Bill Schustrom carries the Glacier Park banner down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Folks walk along the North Valley Hospital float Saturday on Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Linda Ray and Brenda Twete lead a group of former Duches of Lark through the parade Saturday. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Firefly Horse Co. walks Central Avenue during the parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Whitefish Lions Club walks down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A youngster rides on the Western Building Center dump truck down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A Penguin greets parade goers before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Viking Divas walk along Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

  • The Working Women of Whitefish make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A Penguin offers Johnny Stebbins a high-five before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

  • 2

    The Glacier Avalanche Youth Hockey team comes through downtown Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    An Amtrak float makes its way down Central Avenue during the Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Penguins give high-fives before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade Saturday downtown. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Whitefish Dance and Bigfork Dance members dance their way down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A Viking makes her way down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Whitefish Theater Co. eagles fly down Central Avenue during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Shandrea Carr, 5, gets a hug from a Penguin Saturday before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Vikings make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Reecia's Salon float travels down Central Avenue during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Tony Veseth tosses beads to the crowd from the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest float Saturday during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Whitefish High School Drumline marches through downtown Whitefish during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A youngster dressed as an eagle walks in the Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The North Valley Hospital float makes its way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Glacier National Park float makes its way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Gracie the "Bark Ranger" from Glacier National Park and her handler park ranger Mark Biel make their way down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Keystone Cops transport some Yetis in the Paddywagon down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Backcountry Horsemen walk Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Glacier Bank float travels Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Working Women of Whitefish dance down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Working Women of Whitefish dance down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Whitefish Mountain Resort float travels Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A youngster throws candy from The Springs at Whitefish float. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    King Ullr LIX Paul Johannsen waves to the crowd during the Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Former Winter Carnival Royalty leads the parade down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Grand Marshal Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards rides in the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Glacier National Park Naturalist Bill Schustrom carries the Glacier Park banner down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Folks walk along the North Valley Hospital float Saturday on Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Linda Ray and Brenda Twete lead a group of former Duches of Lark through the parade Saturday. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Firefly Horse Co. walks Central Avenue during the parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Floats make their way down Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The Whitefish Lions Club walks down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A youngster rides on the Western Building Center dump truck down Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A Penguin greets parade goers before the start of the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Viking Divas walk along Central Avenue. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

Thousands lined Central Avenue Saturday during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade. This year’s theme for the 59th annual Carnival was “Fly Like an Eagle.” (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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