Minburn Independence Day parade a small town tradition

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Minburn Fourth of July Parade Marshalls Harold and Carol Hill led the way in the 2016 event Monday morning. The Hills live on a 150-year-old Heritage Farm near Minburn.
Minburn Fourth of July Parade Marshalls Harold and Carol Hill led the way in the 2016 event Monday morning. The Hills live on a 150-year-old Heritage Farm near Minburn.

Minburn’s Independence Day celebrations began Monday morning with coffee and cinnamon rolls provided by the Minburn Methodist Church followed by the annual parade at 9 a.m.

Several hundred attendees greeted Harold and Carol Hill, the 2016 parade marshalls. The Hills live on a 150-year-old Heritage Farm near Minburn.

Local public services were well represented in the parade, with Jon West of Minburn at the wheel of a Dallas County Sheriff’s office patrol car and a Dallas County EMS vehicle following.

The Minburn Volunteer Fire Department rolled out its equipment. Other area firefighters in the parade were the Adel Volunteer Fire Department, the Dallas Center Volunteer Fire Department and the Granger Volunteer Fire Department.

Local Republican Party candidates and officeholders were on hand to shake hands and kiss babies.

Entrants in the pie contest and auction had until noon to submit their best pies. The pie awards and the pie auction start at 7 p.m.

A full slate of activities was planned, from the family fun and games in Rogers Park following the parade to horseshoes at 11:30 a.m. to the raffle, pie auction and pie awards at 7 p.m. An all-wheels show and Bingo playing are also planned.

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