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Preparations underway for Highland July 4 parade

June 25, 2013

Pint-sized patriotism will be on display this July 4.

For about 40 years, the Highland July 4 Parade has shown that you don't have to be an adult to show off your love of country.

The annual parade will be held along Highland Drive beginning at 10 a.m. July 4, said Melanie Lawdermilk, parade organizer. Participants will line up at the intersection of Highland and Robb streets at 9:30 a.m., then parade west on Highland to the intersection with Goliad.

While plenty of youngsters are expected to be on hand, Lawdermilk said she needs some help from the area's grownups, as well.

“I'm still in need of judges for this year's parade,” she said. “And we need some volunteers to set up a committee to help organize next year's parade, also.”

Entries will be accepted up to 9:30 a.m. the day of the parade. Participants are asked to arrive by that time so the judges will have plenty of time to view the entries, Lawdermilk said.

Among the categories to be judged are walkers, strollers, bicycles, motorized and battery powered vehicles, pets, horses, houses and mailboxes, she said. Prizes to the top entries will be presented immediately following the parade's conclusion.

Music and refreshments will be provided after the parade.

For more information or to inquire about entering the parade, contact Lawdermilk at 213-4703.

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