It’s a hot Fourth of July in Mr. TWS’s hometown of Marinette, Wisconsin, a small city in the northern part of the state.
What, No Fireworks?
Although fireworks, parades, concerts, and other festivities are going on in many small towns and large cities across America today, there were no major events on this Fourth of July in Marinette. Instead, Marinette and its twin city of Menominee, Michigan, will be giving it a big blast on July 14th and 15th during the Logging Heritage Festival that celebrates the area’s rich lumbering history. However, the Marinette-Menominee Chamber of Commerce decided that there should be some kind of event especially for the kids to enjoy and came up with the first annual Kiddie and Pets Parade.
So I put on the sunscreen, grabbed the camera and headed to Merchants Park in downtown Marinette. Kids and dogs braved the heat and humidity to vie for prizes awarded for the best decorated bike and best dressed pet and celebrate in small town fourth of July style.
A little background music while you look at the pictures …
Born to be Wild
Holly Meyer of the Marinette-Menominee Chamber of Commerce said that she was very pleased with the turnout and that the event would be even better next year. All of the kids and dogs looked like winners to me. What do you think?
Happy Independence Day!