For 45th year, Highland celebrates July 4 with parade

By foot, stroller, pedal and motor power, Highland South's smallest residents showed their their patriotism in colorful ways Wednesday.The 45th Annual Highland South Fourth of July Parade attracted more than 30 entries this year. That number was down slightly from 2011, but Parade Coordinator Melanie Lawdermilk said the quality of the entries was as strong as ever.Lawdermilk credited her fellow volunteers with helping make the event a success.“I think it went really smoothly this year,” she said. “We had a lot of good helpers … We had a lot of good cookies and refreshments for everyone to enjoy after the parade; there's a group of ladies who have been doing that for years. Overall, I thought things went really well.”Here are results from Wednesday's Highland South Fourth of July Parade:• Strollers — First, Zack and Zane Folsom; second, Brooklyn Ortega; third, Berkley Smith.• Wagons — First, Dallin Palmer; second, Madi and Deegan.• Golf Carts — First, Max and Mckenna Piercefield; second, Jaydon and Kinsey McCullough.• Battery Operated Vehicle — Caden and Joseph; second, Samuel and Julian; third, Delaney Davis.• Bicycles (ages 1-7) — First, Kambree Lawdermilk; second, Tucker Tranum; third, Logan Smith.• Bicycles (ages 8 and up) — First, Kyndel Lawdermilk; second, Bailey Smith; third, Celestiana Luna.• Four-Wheelers — First, Tyler Seymore; second, Ricky Adams; third, Brodie Wash and John Witherspoon.• Motorized Vehicles — First, Callie Berry.• Mailbox — First, 510 Highland; second, 500 Highland; third, 6 Coachman Circle.• House/Lawn — First, 510 Highland; second, 607 Highland; third (tie), 2904 Hunters Glenn and 8 Coachman Circle.