Sweetwater Residents Celebrate July 4th
Patriotic music filled the air as contestants lined up for the First Annual Fourth of July Parade in Sweetwater’s parking lot. The parade route may not have been long, but there were enthusiastic participants and an appreciative audience as the parade formed at 10:00 in the morning. A panel of resident judges selected the best decorated bicycle and best decorated motor scooter as the parade circled twice around the parking lot to cheers and applause.
Children with their bicycles decorated with flags and crepe paper followed the adults who had festooned walkers and motor scooters with flags, stars, and banners. All were in high spirits, wearing patriotic colors, and some had tall Uncle Sam hats. Naomi Sweeney led the parade with her motor scooter draped in a “God Bless America” banner and other decorations that won her the prize of a large box of goodies. The best children’s decorated bike was judged to be that of Sammie Day, who won a new bicycle for her efforts.
Everyone was treated to juice and cupcakes with red, white and blue frosting at the conclusion of the parade as enthusiastic plans were already being made for next year.
by Betty Jean Long
Life Enrichment Coordinator
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