Mount Sterling’s July 4th parade

(Posted July 5, 2024)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer and Photographer

The Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Independence Day parade on July 4. The crowd enjoyed the sights and sounds of more than a dozen parade entries marching down the streets while playing music, blaring emergency horns, and tossing candy into the air.

Cassie Southern and her son, Liam Graham, enjoy a trip through downtown Mount Sterling in the village’s first motorized pump truck. The antique emergency vehicle, built in 1936, was driven by Lt. Zach Graham of the Tri-County Joint Fire District.
The Madison-Plains High School band is full of cheer as they entertain on Independence Day.
Whitney Stires and her son, Braxton Radford, wait for the parade to come by. This marked the first parade appearance for Braxton, 14 months old. His mother said he seemed to be enjoying himself.
Mount Sterling village council member Ross Anderson and his dog, Murphy, pass out candy during the parade.
Ellie Wood, 6, is decked out in patriotic apparel.
Parade-goers pay their respect during the playing of the national anthem.
Siblings Eliana Basil (left), 1, and Evelina Basil, 2, drive down the parade route in their mini-Jeep. The Mount Sterling residents were the winners of their respective age groups in the Little Miss Summer Jam contest.
The American Legion Post 417 Honor Guard present at the parade.
Children in the American Legion Post 417 Women’s Auxiliary wagon toss candy to onlookers.
Angles Farms out of Clarksburg made an appearance at the parade.
Participants in the Mount Sterling Eagles Youth League wave to the crowd.
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