RACINE — Barbecue chicken, homemade ice cream and a parade.
July 4th in Racine includes all of those and more, as people of all ages lined the parade route before heading to the fire house chicken and ice cream.
As has become tradition in the Racine parade, when the start of the parade reaches Home National Bank, members of the Racine American Legion and the Southern Marching Band gathered around the flag pole for the flag raising ceremony and the playing of the National Anthem.
The parade then proceeded through the village, with participants including youth on four-wheelers and bicycles, fire trucks and emergency responders, Party in the Park and Meigs County Fair royalty, RACO representatives, elected officials, businesses and organizations, churches and many others.
The evening concluded with the fireworks display taking place at Star Mill Park.