Now Strong is going to be the Grand Marshal in the Fourth of July parade in Nevada City.
The parade will be Friday, July 4 at 11 a.m., which will include about 75 entries.
The festive parade comes down Broad Street in Nevada City. Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.
Strong, a native of Hawaii, resides in Nevada City. His family owns The Fix for Foodies restaurant in the historic district.
The 27-year-old won the inaugural Winter Paralympics men’s snowboard cross gold medal in Sochi, Russia.
A hometown parade for Strong was rained out, but held indoors at the Miners Foundry.
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