Posted: Jul 4, 2011 5:54 PM by Stephanie Collins
Updated: Jul 4, 2011 8:12 PM
It was a warm 4th of July, but people in Pueblo West knew exactly how to cool off.
Thousands lined Joe Martinez Boulevard for this morning's annual Wet Parade. Armed with water guns and buckets full of water, they all soaked each other before the parade even started. Once it did start there were a few dry minutes to let some floats and people pass, but once the fire trucks and their hoses came out, the battle was back on and no one walked away dry.
Every year the event draws a large crowd but organizers say this year's might've been one of the largest yet, "It really gives you a great sense of pride to bring an event like this together and bring a community together, to have something that really is just nothing but smiles," says Pueblo West District Manager, Jack Johnston.