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Laurel Independence Day parade still just as sweet despite a little less sugar

Posted at 4:19 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 18:19:41-04

There was no candy tossed from the floats as they meandered down the streets of Laurel on this Fourth of July.

But that did not mean that there was no candy on the premises.

Candy was given out in large cups at the cost of a donation to charity.

The lack of candy being tossed did not dampen the celebrations, as the parade came through with all of its usual vigor.

Thousands lined the streets, covering every foot of the parade route to catch a glimpse of the many floats.

Hannah Halvorson, a parade participant with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, says that her favorite part of the day is getting to experience the diversity of the attendees and learn where people come from.

Along with the candy there were various food stands and a large craft fair that was open for the entire day.

As is tradition, the event concludes with a vast fireworks display come sundown.