Some local businesses took patriotism to the streets with their first annual Celebrate Independence Parade Tuesday night.
DJ Connection was joined by other local businesses such as Red Bull, Epic Photography, Juliet Films, and others in an attempt to promote the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
The parade began at 6:30 p.m. on Brookside and featured music, dancers, and celebrity impersonators. The parade made its way to Cherry Street and finished in the Blue Dome District near 3rd Street and Elgin.
"Freedom is something that must be celebrated and revered," said local business owner Clay Clark. "We all need to go out of our way to celebrate the freedoms we have."
Community participation was encouraged, and prizes were handed out to those who joined the parade.
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