This is one of the reasons we left the hustle and bustle of large town west coast. Small town 4th of July parades. It seems like you either helped set up the parade, were in the parade or both. The kids on the floats call out to the kids on the street by name, everyone waves and smiles and politeness abounds. They honor the war heroes and veterans. The kids hang out waiting for the parade to start and then run out to cash in on the candy thrown by the floats.
Below they are shamelessly advertising the Rum Rebellion in 2 weeks.
1920-The Iron River "Rum Rebellion" February 20. Federal officers raided a home in Virgil Location, part of Iron River, without search warrant. A confrontation resulted between local law enforcement officers and Federal officers which attracted national attention and resulted in nearly 300 of illegal seizure being thrown out of court.
We'll try for some fireworks pictures later, but no promises, I may just enjoy them. Because it gets dark so late here, they won't go off until 10PM.