Nicole Cooke | Democrat Veterans from the VFW and American Legion lead the downtown Fourth of July parade down Ohio Avenue Friday morning. Parade organizer Terry Cockrell said there were about 35 entries in the parade.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Doug Kiburz is decked out for Independence Day as he rides down Ohio Avenue in the downtown Fourth of July parade Friday morning.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Members of Smith-Cotton High School’s Team SCREAM walk in the downtown Fourth of July parade Friday morning with their robot decorated in patriotic style.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Uncle Sam waves to the crowd as he walks down Ohio Avenue during the downtown Fourth of July parade Friday morning.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Dinah Dobrowski multi-tasks at the seventh annual Sedalia Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration as she holds Bowie and helps Amehra top her hot dog with ketchup Friday afternoon at Centennial Park. To their left, sisters Vesper and Mazzy wait their turn to get ketchup.