Like thousands of small communities across the country Alanson, Michigan seizes the opportunity to come together and celebrate the nation’s official birthday every independance day. Community residents enjoyed the annual parade, music, and bake sales, barbeques and back yard fireworks as they marked the passage of the annual Fourth of July holiday. Couples, families, teens and yes, even the occassional village idiot, turned out to participate in the this years festivities that appeared to go off without a hitch.
Sunny warm weather brought out a large crowd just before noon as the long line of parade participants sturtted their stuff. Led by area verterans and the local boy and girl scout troops, floats from area businesses, churches and other organizations made their way down M-68, U.S. 31 and village side streets. A contingent of children on decorated bicycles along with volunteer firemen and people riding on floats tossed candy into the crowds while the owners of Fairbairn Hardware and their families handed out free ice cream cones to help spectators beat the heat.
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