Hundreds of people lined up along the route of the SMILE Services Estevan Parade on Friday. The air was filled with music, laughs, candies and quite a bit of humidity. Fortunately, the weather co-operated and the community could enjoy the bright show that went through downtown and other streets of Estevan. The parade once again served as the kickoff to three days of rodeo activities in the Estevan area. Check the Mercury website throughout the weekend for the latest updates and pictures from the Exhibition Grounds. For more about the parade see next week’s edition of the paper.