Burke Street hosts annual 4th of July Parade

The traditional neighborhood Burke Street 4th of July Parade was held yesterday in the neighborhood in which it began over 30 years ago. The theme for this year’s parade, as always, was “anything (patriotic) goes!” The parade featured everything from small children on tricycles and a home-built motorized bicycle to antique cars and the Dixon Blue Devils, a group of neighborhood men who perform synchronized driving routines with their Dixon zero-turn lawn mowers.

After the parade, neighbors and parade participants gathered at a neighborhood home for lemonade and cookies at about 10:30 AM. Tradition is tradition, even if it means letting the kids have all of that sugar before lunchtime!

Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty (Mr. and Mrs. Merl Humphrey) lead the parade

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