Superior Celebrates Independence Day

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The sidewalks in Superior were packed with hundreds of people enjoying the towns annual Fourth of July Parade.

“We always come to the parade every year,” said Randy Alseth.

In the spirit of independence nearly 100 floats traveled down 28th Street.

“I just really like seeing all of the attractions and all of the memorable things,” said Molly Schottenbauer.

“It’s just a thing that we have doing for a few years now,” said Luke Schottenbauer.

Bag pipes, motorcycles, animals and people of all ages gathered to celebrate this countries freedom.

“I think that it’s very like special to our country and it sort of makes us stand out to the others,” said Molly.

“I think it represents our country and the birth of our state,” said Luke.

This year the parades theme is “Remember Why it is the 4th of July.”

“People do forget,” Fourth of July Committee co-chair Dan O’Neill said. “They forget what a wonderful country this is.”

What’s also new is the $500 dollar prize for the best float.

“It’s about our independence, it’s about our freedom so their float has to be along those lines or similar,” said O’Neill. “We’ll be pretty lenient with it.”

It’s a decades old tradition filled with patriotism, community, candy and entertainment to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

“We love it, it’s fun,” said Alseth.

Other festivities in Superior included a car show and fireworks.