MEIGS COUNTY — From Firetrucks to 4-wheelers, the radio station to the marching band, horses to scooters, veterans to political candidates, and everything in between, the area Fourth of July parades in Racine and Middleport had it all.
Racine kicked off the day’s festivities with a flag-raising ceremony at Southern High School prior to the parade and a chicken BBQ to follow. Middleport began hosting activities mid-afternoon, and continued throughout the evening with music and live entertainment, games and food at Dave Diles Park.
Fireworks concluded the day of activities in both Racine and Middleport.
Rutland will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 7 with the parade beginning at 10 a.m., and entertainment all day leading up to the fireworks at 11 p.m.