Small-Town July 4th

Cedar Creek Parade

Cedar Creek, Nebraska (pop. 300) has its own parade on July 4th.  Unpretentious, spontaneous, last-minute entries, no rules and no politicians make it fun for all ages.  The parade winds around the four nearby lakes of summer homes, so no one has to leave their yard to see the parade.  The only vehicles on the road during the one hour parade are in the parade … whether they like it or not.

The city’s one fire truck leads the parade, followed by a wide assortment of partially decorated “floats”:  golf carts, ATV’s, classic cars, hot rods, pickup trucks, go carts, Army troop trucks, and even bicycles.  Most floats throw handfuls of candy to appreciative spectators with preschoolers, while others use water guns, cannons more like it, to provide “crowd control” of water balloon throwing juveniles.

Nothing beats home made fun in a small town on July 4th!

Thought for the Day:  Let’s take a break from complaining about America to celebrate America.  


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