HELENA – Friday was Vigilante Day in Helena — marked by the iconic Vigilante Day Parade.
People lined the streets of downtown Helena to see the 83 different floats. Awards were announced late Friday evening, with the Grand Champion Award going to a float entitled “The Benton.”
According to the Helena School District Newspaper Committee, 37.4% of all Capital and Helena High students participated this year. The combined junior class received the A. J. Roberts Cup for most involvement, with 40.6% total participation.
The high school marching bands also performed, and other float categories included American Indian, historic Helena, pioneer life, famous people and antique vehicles.
This year marked the 95th for the festivities, making the parade one of the longest continually running in the country.
Find the entirety of the Vigilante Day awards here.