Marching leaders

State Sen. (12th District) Rosemary Bayer waves to the crowd during the Independence Day Parade. Photos by Matt Mackinder

Local, state, and national political leaders were welcomed to march in the Fourth of July parade, paying a $35 entry fee along with local businesses. Entry for nonprofits, families, individuals and antique cars was free.

Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle shows off his flashy duds in the parade.