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!
The Madison Pipes and Drums always get a lot of cheers! A parade isn’t complete without bagpipes!
Here is a big monster.
Read to Honey the Golden Retriever, a Reading Education Assistance Dog.
The Prairie Thunder Cloggers are quite coordinated to be able to dance on a moving truck.
The Golden Triangle Drifters Snowmobile Club and their board.
The Sun Prairie Community Band contributed some tunes to the parade also.
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.
After the parade we headed to Fireman’s Park to enjoy the festivities.
Balloons by Doodlebug the Clown, she has entertained the crowds of many of the events we have gone to since 1999!
Even a classic car show.
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.
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.
A great end to our nation’s birthday!