2018-07-11 / Community

A glorious day for a parade!

The 2018 Independence Day Parade in Delphi was held Saturday morning with the theme, “Celebrate Freedom.” The event, sponsored by the Delphi Lions Club, wound around the streets of the City with the final destination being the reviewing stand on the north side of the county courthouse on Franklin St. The large United States Flag flew in the breeze as The Star Spangled Banner was played for the crowd. First came the police car, then the fire trucks and the Grand Marshal, Kelly Currie. Next came the floats, the cars, the trucks, the motorcycles, the clowns, the tractors and the horses. Bringing up the end was the Delphi City Trolley carrying veterans for crowd-goers to meet. Best of Show winners included categories for Cars, Tractors, Animal Group, Floats and Motorcycles. Don and Sue Kitchen won the prize in the Cars category for their entry “Insanity,” a 1923 Ford T. Bucket. The FFA won in Tractors with a 1961 John Deere 2010 model driven by Evan Lehr. Debbie Dillon riding her horse “Jude” and Mercedes Disinger riding “Chance” won the prize in the Animal Group. Pack 3165 Cub Scouts won the Best of Show for their Float, which was a Red Chevrolet truck and a 1976 Custom Trike owned by Tri-County Trikers, winning for best Motorcycle. Comet photos by Debbie Lowe

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