Arrow Rock Fourth of July parade
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
By MAGGIE MENDERSKI/Democrat-News
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" tooted throughout Arrow Rock's Main Street on Wednesday, July 4,
Friends of Arrow Rock's Kathy Borgman and Arrow Rock Postmaster Tempe McGlaughlin led a small group of kazoo players in a brief rehearsal prior to the yearly Arrow Rock Fourth of July parade. As kazoo rookies and experts hummed out their patriotic tunes, a variety of floats prepared to tour down Main Street in a red, white and blue filled celebration.
A small cluster of onlookers huddled beneath the shops as parade participants tossed candy to grasping children and adults. The parade began with a street-wide flag spread from stone gutter to stone gutter. Arrow Rock Community Fire Department firefighter Jason Hunter drove the department's new fire truck. Several children drove four-wheelers decorated with streamers, flags and teddy bears.
On the left, Abby Wolfe, 8, of Blackwater, waves as her cousin Jaime Rodieck, 11, of Jefferson City, drives a four-wheeler in down Main Street.
Veterans' advocate Charlie Guthrie, back left, examines the street-wide flag that a group of individuals paraded down the Main Street during the Arrow Rock Impromptu Fourth of July Parade.
This young boy was one of many who tooted his way through the Arrow Rock Impromptu Fourth of July Parade.
Dean Gray, 12, came from Prairie Village to participate in Arrow Rock's Fourth of July celebration.
Kathy Borgman and Tempe McGlaughlin lead a group of kazoo players down Main Street on Wednesday, July 4.
Friends of Arrow Rock's Kathy Borgman rehearses with a crowd of kazoo players before the annual Fourth of July parade.
Kate Burge of Arrow Rock shades herself from the 101 degree heat before the Arrow Rock Fourth of July parade begins.