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Wet But Wonderful

WAKEFIELD - Intermittent rain had its effects on the Annual Wakefield Fourth of July Parade, but luckily it didnít dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd or the marchers.

Rain can intermittently and in varying degrees intensity. Fortunately, there was a long enough pause in rain to allow the Childrenís Parade to go on without a problem. According to Wakefield Fire Chief Yon, approximately 100 kids partake in the event.  Kids, register at the Fire Hall and then March down Sunday Lake Street to U.S. 2. Following the parade the kids participate in games and other activities at the ball field adjacent to the High School.

Immediately following the Childrenís Parade the Fourth of July Parade began.

The parade began with a cruise through by members of The Klassic Kruisers who drove their collector's, custom and antique automobiles down Sunday Lake Avenue.

Following the Krusers was the Honor Guard, who paused to do two a ten gun salutes. A second Honor followed that was made up of Boy Scouts from Troop 337.

 

 

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Unfortunately this is when the bad weather also began. The rain intensity varied by location along the parade route. But, sooner or later marchers and spectators alike got soaked. You will notice in several of our photos that water is pouring down our lenses. This photographer and his two cameras could not have been more wet had I jumped in Sunday Lake with the ducks. At one point in the parade the Ironwood Band had to climb into their bus to protect their uniforms. Further down the street they were able to reform and continue marching and playing.

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