Fourth of July in Austin

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by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News and Chief Photojournalist SCOTT GUEST

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Posted on July 5, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 6:21 PM

AUSTIN -- Fourth of July celebrations are happening Wednesday throughout Central Texas. The celebrations started Wednesday morning with a string of neighborhood parades.

“It's really fun. I just love the country. Go America,” said Scarlett Smith.

Before fireworks take to the sky, communities took to the street.

A parade in a neighborhood off Far West Boulevard wasn't your ordinary parade marching down the road. Neighbors came prepared with routines that were 100-percent American. The Lawn Chair Brigade brought out lots of laughs and cheers.

Everyone from babies to grandparents and dogs to a series of wagons with bunnies symbolizing a “21-Bunny-Salute,” came out for the Fourth of July parade. It was the kind of parade where people jumped up from the curb to join the march.

“It's a glimpse of what's true and a piece of what's wonderful in America. It's our ability to come together in celebration,” said Susan Sager. 

It didn't take much to be a part of it; there was only one common thread among the crowd -- they were all there to celebrate the red, white and blue. Parade participants did it any way they could by riding a bike, driving a car, playing an instrument or waving a flag and, of course, dancing with lawn chairs.

The celebration will continue on throughout the day and into the night.

 



 

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