(If you want a detailed description of Independence Day in our small town, you can read my comments from last year . )
I guess the best part of the 4th of July is the parade and vendors. Main Street is blocked off early in the morning for the annual "Fun Run". Floats, bands, and other parade entries line up in the high school parking lot for judging. Vendor booths line both sides of the street, with clubs, civic organizations, churches, and businesses selling everything from artwork to hot dogs.
The old and the new come together with vintage fire trucks and more modern equipment