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Thousands swarm Spicer for annual Fourth of July parade

Events on Monday in Spicer, including the Grand Day Parade, capped a multi-day celebration of the Fourth of July.

A parade participant waves streamers in the wind while parading down Lake Avenue in downtown Spicer during the annual Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022.
A parade participant waves streamers in the wind while parading down Lake Avenue in downtown Spicer during the annual Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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SPICER — It was one big party in downtown Spicer Monday morning, as the masses inundated the small lake community to celebrate America's independence this Fourth of July holiday during the town's annual Grand Day Parade.

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Thousands of spectators line Lake Avenue to watch as countless floats for the Fourth of July parade pass by on the morning of Monday, July 4, 2022, in downtown Spicer.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

For more than an hour, float after float cruised along Lake Avenue through the heart of Spicer's downtown area before heading to a more residential section of the community to the north.

Photos from the Fourth of July festivities in Prinsburg and Spicer

Folks came from all over Kandiyohi County and beyond in their finest American flag-themed clothing and red, white and blue attire to celebrate under cloudy cool skies initially, which gave way to warmer temperatures and more suitable July sunshine as the lengthy parade wore on.

Candy flies through the air as eager children rush to pick it up along Lake Avenue during the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Candy flies through the air as eager children rush to pick it up along Lake Avenue during the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Children had numerous opportunities to stockpile miniature candy fortunes in their bags while waving to passing floats. As the parade came to a close, folks packed up, headed back out onto Green Lake for a relaxing day, or ventured home for afternoon Fourth of July barbecues.

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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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