Sun, heat part of annual Osseo Lions Roar festivities

The 2013 Osseo Lions Grand Marshal for the Lions Roar Parade is Allan “Bucky” Hartkopf. He waves to the parade crowd.
The Arts in the Park and Sidewalk Sale is in full swing the morning of Sept. 7 during Osseo Lions Roar.
Osseo fire trucks line the streets of the Osseo Lions Roar Parade route on a warm Sept. 7.
Members of the Osseo American Legion Color Guard present the colors at the beginning of the Osseo Lions Roar Parade Saturday, Sept. 7.
Osseo Police Chief Tom Hartkopf waves from an Osseo police squad during the Osseo Lions Roar Parade on Sept. 7.
The Osseo Roar Days Lion of the Year is Dean Selvig. He takes a ride along the Osseo Lions Roar Parade route on Sept. 7.
Bruce Neumann rides comfortably in the back of a truck during the Osseo Lions Roar Parade on Sept. 7. He is the Osseo Lions Club President for the year.
Osseo Mayor Duane Poppe and City Councilors Rick Weber and Mark Schulz throw candy to the parade crowd on Sept. 7.
The Osseo Senior High School Marching Band performs for the parade crowd during Osseo Lions Roar Saturday, Sept. 7.
The OSH cheerleaders give some cheers and show off some stunts during the Osseo Lions Roar Parade on Sept. 7.
The Maple Grove Senior High School Marching Band marches along the Osseo Lions Roar Parade route on Sept. 7. 
The new Maple Grove Ambassadors Libby Wanner, Alexa Castonguay and Anna Worel take part in the 37th annual Osseo Lions Roar Parade on Sept. 7.
The Maple Grove Police Department participates in this year’s Osseo Lions Roar Parade Saturday, Sept. 7.
A Maple Grove firefighter waves to the crowd during the Osseo Lions Roar Parade on Sept. 7.
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Bruce Neumann rides comfortably in the back of a truck during the Osseo Lions Roar Parade on Sept. 7. He is the Osseo Lions Club President for the year.

The 37th Annual Osseo Lions Roar events included a parade, book sale, crafts, sidewalk sale, music, carnival, food and 5K run/walk on Sept. 6 and 7. The highlight of the two-day festival is the parade, which kicked off at noon on Sept. 7. (Sun staff photos by Alicia Miller)