Independence Day Parades

Area communities hosted various parades around the city to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Instead of traveling to take part in Fourth of July festivities, Baptist Retirement Community brought the holiday celebration to their residents.

For over ten years, the retirement community has paraded the 100 acres of the retirement home, making sure each resident celebrates for the holiday.

Friday's parade featured over 20 floats, each of which created by different areas of the Baptist Retirement Community.

The parade celebrates the birth of our great nation, and honor's our local veterans and residents in our community.

Over in the Santa Rita neighborhood, community members had their own type of parade.

For the 20th annual celebration, kids, pets and adults walked the streets displaying their red, white and blue spirit.

The Santa Rita Homeowners Association organized Friday's event, that has continued to grow over the years.

The President of the association says the sole purpose of Friday's event it to honor our country, bring the community together and increase family values.

Spectators waiting for the start of the parade were able to enjoy coffee and donuts while the Greater Santa Rita Home Owners Association distributed ice water and fans to help keep people cool while celebrating our independence.

South of San Angelo, in Wall, the community came together to march the streets on the sunny Fourth of July holiday.

The parade route began at the Wall Co-Op and ended at the entrance of Wall High School; following the parade, spectators enjoyed lunch at the Saint Ambrose Parish Hall.

An awards ceremony was also held to recognize the excellence among the parade entries.

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