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January 26, 2015
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Heritage Days parade honors veterans

According to Cindi Aukerman, the parade committee has honored its vets each of the last two years: first the World War II veterans, last year the Korean veterans.

Spectators had been gathering for nearly an hour; they’d gotten their treats from local vendors just off the parade route. All ages were represented but those most anxious were among the younger set. They were waiting for the candy.

Sydney Welch, along with cousins Brayden and Sierra Wasson, were looking forward to filling their plastic bags with treats. Sydney was emphatic; she wanted the parade to get started. “I’m starving!” she said. MacKenzie Green had her candy bag ready but that wasn’t her only focus. “I really like seeing the fire trucks,” she said. “My brother is a fireman.”

One young lady wasn’t much interested in candy but appeared to be having fun regardless. Her face was painted Halloween style. Why? She shrugged her shoulders. “I had some free school supplies… and I was bored.”

Like most parades, local officials, first responders and business people, high schools from both sides of the state line, and community groups kept the parade moving for slightly over an hour. Following its wrap-up, people headed back to the food court, open air market and antique tractor display. The four day event included a puppet show, an old time revival, a melodrama and more.

The 2014 State Line Heritage Days Grand Parade included an hour of entertaining floats, salutes from local officials and first responders, high school students and more.

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While most were focused on the offerings of the parade, one youngster seemed more interested in posing for the camera.

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