Another Fourth of July in my little town

Even better than this one!

Two thousand-plus people got up at the crack of dawn to run four and a half miles down Main Street in the blistering heat.  Here are four of them:

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Here’s one of them being congratulated at the finish line:

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Then we all take a shower and go to the parade.  Uncle Sam starts things off:

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We have bands:

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And muskets:

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And cute hockey players (did you know there was such a thing as cute hockey players?):

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And a guy on stilts:

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And a reminder to never forget:

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And cute spectators staying hydrated:

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And of course our world-famous marching kazoo band:

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Don’t you wish you had a world-famous marching kazoo band?

Afterwards it’s time for cute kids to get cool in the back yard before the cookout:

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