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Basin City celebrates Fourth of July

BASIN CITY - Flags were flying high and proud at the annual Independence Day parade on July 4, only a mile from Freedom Rodeo grounds.

The 90-minute parade through the community saw exponential increases in both float entries, as well as attendees, organizers said.

Floats and volunteers lined up alongside root sheds and at 10 a.m. proceeded down Road 170, west towards the gas station on the corner of Road 170 and Bailie Boulevard.

reedom Rodeo Royalty led the parade carrying the country's flag as well as Rodeo and sponsored flags.

Residents and visitors observed floats from local businesses farms, and organizations.

They were greeted by primary election candidates and watched as old cars and bikers cruised playing music.

Shouts of "America," cheers and laughter could be heard all along the route.

The last half of the parade was occupied by different trucks from Franklin County's fire districts. They sprayed down the crowd with water while other floats threw water balloons into the crowds.

After the last of the parade was done many viewers walked over to the rodeo grounds to enjoy the food vendors and watch preparations for the Fourth of July shows.


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