The Lost Dutchman Days Parade was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The parade on Apache Trail began at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Apache Junction and featured many participants from the community including businesses, schools, organizations and entertainers. The parade is organized each year by staff and volunteers from the AJ Chamber of Commerce. Photos in this gallery were taken by Jack Olson and used with permission.
Wild Horses parade float is 2018 contest winner
The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce is pleased to congratulate Salt River Wild Horse Management Group on being voted “Best Float” (pictured at right) by the community in the 2018 Lost Dutchman Days Parade! The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Salt River wild horses and safeguarding their habitat through field work, public awareness and educational campaigns. Their goal is and always has been freedom, protection and humane management of this treasured resource. They operate an emergency hotline (480-868-9301) and can have their people on scene within 15 minutes of any emergent situation. When necessary, they rescue and rehabilitate suffering injured Salt River wild horses and provide sanctuary to five rescued Salt River wild horses who have made recoveries from life-threatening injuries. Thank you to the Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty and P&M Rodeo Royalty for presenting the trophy.