Eldon celebrates on holiday weekend

Saturday's events included parade and fireworks

Two patriotic ladies eye the crowd from their float in Eldon's Fourth of July parade on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Two patriotic ladies eye the crowd from their float in Eldon's Fourth of July parade on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Rebecca Martin

Eldon’s Independence Day parade made its way through town on Saturday, kicking off the city’s all-day 15th Annual Fourth of July Celebration.

The parade left its starting point at 2nd and Pine at 10 a.m. Floats included Eldon’s VFW Post 2442; the Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce’s president, Erik Svoboda; Citizen of the Year Willard Haley; Volunteer of the Year Bob Toalson; and Eldon Teacher of the Year Melody Hannah, among others.

Before the parade, the annual 5K run/walk began at 7:30 a.m. Vendors set up at the Eldon Model Airpark from the afternoon into the evening. The evening’s entertainment, sponsored by Central Bank, included a performance by the Jason McGhay Band and a patriotic sky diving display.

And, as always, the celebration culminated at dusk with a fireworks display sponsored by Citizen’s Bank.

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