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Colorful characters in area Independence Day parades

Zach Zwart, from left, Sherry Hibma and Peter Hibma characterize 100 years of plumbing with their float Saturday in the annual July 4 parade in Prinsburg. This year's celebration also observed the 100th anniversary of the town's Central Minnesota Christian School. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)1 / 4
Dressed as the Statue of Liberty, Jordan Bauch, 13, of Litchfield takes charge of the hand-outs in the back of a Veterans of Foreign Wars truck during the annual Independence Day parade Monday in Spicer. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)2 / 4
Mackenzie Ouren, 12, from left, Gary Miller and Noah Ouren, 10, all of Willmar, ride a patriotically decorated golf cart Monday during the Independence Day parade in Spicer. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)3 / 4
Arlene and Dave Groen of Prinsburg appear as Sonny and Cher on the float representing 100 years of music on Saturday in the annual Prinsburg parade. Floats this year in Prinsburg's Fourth of July parade observed the additional theme of the 100th anniversary of CMCS. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)4 / 4

There were some colorful characters in the Independence Day parades Saturday in Prinsburg and Monday in Spicer.