Mount Sterling Fourth of July celebration

Musical treat

The Dairy Freeze, a favorite eating spot in Mount Sterling, was represented in the July 4th celebration organized by the Mount Sterling Community Center.

Standing tall

Uncle Sam, a.k.a. Bill Castle, made his way along

the parade route via stilts!

Colorful display

A quilt show provided a colorful display inside the Mount Sterling Community Center during the July 4th celebration.

Books on parade

Heidi Fletcher (left), director of the Mount Sterling Public Library, is accompanied by Kristen Kell, daughter of John and Mindi Kell, on the library’s float.

Fun on the Farmall

Mount Sterling Councilman Jim Davis boards one of his Farmall tractors in preparation for a slow ride along Mount Sterling’s July 4th parade route.

Taking the tractor for a spin

Judy Davis prepares to drive an old Farmall tractor in the parade.

Grand marshals

Frances Fulton (front seat) and Georgia Midgley (back seat) presided over the Mount Sterling July 4th parade as grand marshals.

Painting session

Face-painting was just one of the activities that children, like Liam Smith (right), had to choose from during the Mount Sterling July 4th celebration, thanks to Christina Robison (left) and her fellow Madison-Plains cheerleaders.

Representing Ben & Joy’s

Rachel McCabe (left) and her children, Jadyn and Konor, sit aboard the float that Ben and Joy’s Restaurant entered in the parade.

Community Center volunteer

Barb Barker, a volunteer at the Mount Sterling Community Center, rides the center’s float in the parade.

Who needs a car when you have a boat?

Mount Sterling’s First Church of the Nazarene opted for a boat rather than a car for its entry in the July 4th parade. The church was promoting its “Sailing the High Seas”-themed Vacation Bible School, set for July 14-17. (Call 740-869-3127.)

Church shows patriotism

The United Church of Mount Sterling was among the organizations that put together floats for the Mount Sterling Community Center’s July 4th celebration.

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