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Fourth of July

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 11:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 5, 2013 11:43 a.m. CDT
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Jasper County Fair Queen Chelsey Lourens waves to children in the audience during the Fourth of July parade in Newton. Several queens of several pageants rode in convertible cars.
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Members of the American Legion Post 111 (right) carried the Iowa State Flag and the American flags front and center, leading the parade.
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Hundreds of area residents then congregated at and around Agnes Patterson Park for the annual fireworks display Thursday evening. For more photos of the parade.
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unior Ekins, A WWII veteran, sits on top of a convertible in the fourth of July Parade. Ekins participated in four beach invasions and was awarded 2 purple hearts.
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Members of the American Legion Post 111 were pulled by John Deere tractors in white trailers down the parade route. Members of the Grinnell Legion also made an appearance at the parade.
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A clown passes out balloon animals to children standing in the street during the parade. Other clowns rode their bicycles around parade floats.

Jasper County Fair Queen Chelsey Lourens (top) waves to children in the audience during the Fourth of July parade in Newton. Several queens of several pageants rode in convertible cars, and members of the American Legion Post 111 (right) carried the Iowa State Flag and the American flags front and center, leading the parade. Hundreds of area residents then congregated at and around Agnes Patterson Park for the annual fireworks display (above) Thursday evening. For more photos of the parade.

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