Caraway Fourth celebration held

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Volunteers have booth with proceeds going to the Caraway Veteran's Monument project.

Caraway's 67th Fourth of July Celebration was held on Thursday, July 4. The day was kicked off with a parade led by Mayor Barry Riley.

Antique cars, trucks, tractors, ATVs, horses, floats, fire trucks, police cars, marchers, and more joined the morning parade waving and throwing candy to the spectator.

Following the parade, the National Anthem was sung by Rebecca Stull and the flag raising ceremony was conducted by local law enforcement officers.

The 2013 Caraway Fourth of July Parade was kicked off with a parade featuring antique cars, trucks, tractors, marchers, horses, and much more.

Drawings, entertainment and prizes were held at the bandstand and an antique tractor and tool exhibit was held.

County and state officials took part in the parade and greeted crowd.

The annual picnic is sponsored by the Caraway Lions Club. This year the activity in the park was a softball game between local "teams," followed by a fun for all kick ball game. All proceeds from the games went to the Langston family.

Meral Langston, 47, passed away on June 17. He was a Caraway firefighter as well as an emergency medical technical for 10 years. Caraway Lion Bernard Berry said the all donations and volunteers for the fundraisers held before the Fourth of July, including a singing/auction and Boston Butt sale, along with the ballgames, are greatly appreciated.

"They did well and will help the family," Berry said.

Following the ballgames, Kelley Adams' twirling group presented a red, white and blue ribbon display, followed by the annual fireworks display.

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