(Minghui.org) On a beautiful, sunny day, Falun Dafa practitioners participated in their first ever James J. Hill Days Parade on September 9, 2018, in Wayzata.

This annual event, in its 44th year, celebrates the city’s history and honors railroad magnate James J. Hill of the Great Northern Railroad Company. Hill made significant contributions to transforming Wayzata into what it is today, a family-friendly tourist destination.

Many spectators praised the Falun Dafa float. They also admired the beauty and peacefulness of the practitioners demonstrating the Dafa exercises.

One woman said, “That float would win 'the most beautiful' float if the parade organizers gave out that award.” She was pleasantly surprised at how calm she felt listening to the Dafa music accompanying the float.