Photos: Mt. Sterling Independence Day parade


(Posted July 4, 2023)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer/Photographer

The Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce hosted its Independence Day parade on July 4. For close to an hour, a festively adorned crowd enjoyed the sights and sounds of band music, emergency horns, and the clattering of candy hitting the ground as parade entries made their way through the village’s downtown area.

The Mount Sterling American Legion Post 417 Color Guard kicked off the parade.
Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Dill salutes the flag during the playing of the National Anthem.
Doug Crabbe and the 1977 Chevy he transformed into a whimsical paddy Wagon were a big hit with the crowd.
The Madison-Plains High School marching band takes to the road.
Becca Brown, the 2023 Little Miss Summer Jam, waves to the crowd.
Friends Piper Morris (left) and June Pearson get into the spirit.
Tiffany Hollands stops to smell the flowers as she awaits the return of the parade.
Kaiden Barksdale and his grandfather, Ron “Chucky” Miller, wave to the parade entries. The duo recently moved to the area from Lima. Kaiden said he enjoyed all of the candy that was passed out.
Candy Mitchell of Mitchell Farms takes a quick break from passing out freeze-dried sweets to wave to the crowd.
The Mount Sterling Eagles Youth League participated in the parade.
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