Along the access road, the line of fire trucks and ambulances stretched for nearly a half mile right up to the Blackduck Wayside Rest. Sitting with his mother in a four-wheeler right in front, five year old Hunter Page got his wish.
Now he not only was in a parade, he was being honored with the parade. He was getting his wish, thanks to the Make-a-Wish organization and the sheriff's Mounted Posse.
Hunter has ATRX, a rare syndrome that affects his development, but hasn't affected his friendliness with others.
His mother, Nadene Page, says Hunter truly is a 'people person' and was totally surprised by the arrival of a line of fire trucks including units from Kelliher as well as Blackduck, ambulance units from both cities, all-terrain vehicles, even three riders on horseback as well as a number of community supporters on foot, bikes and motorcycles.
Hunter has had special education, and his teacher, Peggy Juelson, got the idea and made the contact with Make-Wish which led to last Saturday's event. Nadene is also a special ed teacher. She and her husband, Brad, have two older children.