Gabriel Christus
Cooper Akin, 6, left, and Kingston Balland, 4, have a gunfight at the Western Welcome Week kids’ parade on Saturday in downtown Littleton.
Pint-size people populate parade

A motley crew mingled in Bega Park on Saturday as they waited for a firetruck to lead them down Littleton Boulevard. Several fairies took laps on their bicycles, while a couple of cowboys mounted stick horses and moseyed along.

The Littleton Firefighters Children’s Parade drew a large crowd of pint-size participants Saturday morning. The event, part of Western Welcome Week, was the warm-up act for the Grande Parade later in the day.

Yet for participants in the kids’ parade, it was the highlight of the day.