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Box Elder celebrates 50th birthday

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Not only is the country celebrating its birthday this July 4th holiday weekend, so is one of our Black Hills communities. The city of Box Elder turned 50 on Saturday. And to celebrate, the Box Elder Area Chamber of Commerce and the city teamed up for the annual Box Elder Bash.

Families lined the street to see the patriotic themed parade. After the parade, there was a bouncy house and a magic show to keep the kids entertained.

Wendy Rossman, of the chamber of commerce, said she wants people to know the town isn't just a bedroom community.

“We have businesses out here. We want people to be active in our community. We are a separate community from Rapid City, but we're joined with Rapid City. But we want people to know that there's a lot to offer here in box elder,” Rossman said.

People attending the parade say it was a perfect day for it.

"I think the day is phenomenal. We were blessed with a lot of good weather. The parade kicked off right on time. It was a small parade, but well put together,” said Box Elder resident Terry Kalal.

The Andy Gibson Band started the street dance at 8 p.m. At dusk, the fire department set off a fireworks show. There was also a demolition derby charity event.

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