DeForest July 4th Celebration 2016

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DeForest Wisconsin sign

Deforest July 4 Schedule

It has been awhile since we had a chance to celebrate Independence Day in DeForest, so we decided to go there. The parade began at 10:30 AM, we got there not long before so seating was scarce.  We found a space on a hill at the school. It was a pretty good vantage point above people’s heads. Here is a video of excerpts from the parade.

Our friend Vi Bergum was in the parade. she moves fast for an 85-year-old!

Vi Bergum in DeForest July 4 parade

The Madison Pipes and Drums always get a lot of cheers! A parade isn’t complete without bagpipes!Madison Pipes and Drums in DeForest parade

Here is a big monster.

John Deere Tractor monster

Read to Honey the Golden Retriever, a Reading Education Assistance Dog.

Read to Honey the Golden Retiever

The Prairie Thunder Cloggers are quite coordinated to be able to dance on a moving truck.

Prairie Thunder Cloggers

The Golden Triangle Drifters Snowmobile Club and their board.

Golden triangle Drifters in DeForest

The Sun Prairie Community Band contributed some tunes to the parade also.

Sun Prairie Community band

A favorite is Wisconsin Scaryland, a local haunted house for the Halloween season. They have a neat bus, complete with smoke, bubbles and a zombie just inside the door. Located in Westport, they also accept volunteers during the busy times.

Wisconsin Scaryland Haunted House bus

After the parade we headed to Fireman’s Park to enjoy the festivities. Fireman's Park in DeForest

Balloons by Doodlebug the Clown, she has entertained the crowds of many of the events we have gone to since 1999!

Doodlebug the Clown

Even a classic car show.

Car show at DeForest

Here is the video of all the fun!

We first enjoyed the DeForest Lion’s Club  famous Chicken Dinner, yum! Your soda is included if you get the dinner.

DeForest WI Lions Club

DeForest Lions Club Chicken Dinner prices

DeForest Lions Club Chicken dinner

When night came, we enjoyed a wonderful fireworks display, put on by Kreuger Pyrotechnics.  Light sticks and other light toys were for sale just before the fireworks by Boy Scout Troop 35.  Even adults were being silly.

Lightsaber battle with light sticks

A great end to our nation’s birthday!

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