Red, White and Blue parade attracts crowd along with fireworks

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

The Annual Winston County Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Parade attracted more than 50 entries this year and gave the smallest citizens a chance to show their big patriotism.

The entries biked, triked, walked and were pushed in strollers down Main Street as the parade route circled the road from red light down the monument.

Linda Skelton, Winston County Chamber director said the entries were colorful and showed the support for not only the event but for the country.

Skelton credited the volunteers and sponsors with helping make the event a success.

“I think it went really smoothly this year,” she said. “We had a lot of good helpers … We had a lot of good hot dogs and refreshments for everyone to enjoy after the parade; the Wrinkling Roosters have been doing the after parade food for years. Overall, things went really well.”

Following the parade, a fireworks show and musical event were held at Lake Tiak O’Khata in conjunction with the parade.

Sponsors for the parade and fireworks were: Lake Tiak-O’Khata, Winston Medical Center, Winston County Journal, Beck Funeral Home, Winston County Library, Dihann McCullough Realty, Andy Wood Realty, Woods Grocery, The Louisville Bankers Association, M& N Computers, Polo Custom Products, Custom Air, Chancery Clerk Julie Cunningham, Circuit Clerk Kim Ming, Tax Assessor Larry Woodward, District 43 Rep. Michael Evans, and Sheriff Jason Pugh