The Independence Day celebrations continued south of the state line.
Thousands lined the streets of Montrose for their annual 4th of July Patriotic Parade.
The theme for this years event was “Preserving Family Values”.
The parade featured a wide variety of participants from first responders, veterans, local bands, classic cars, motorcycles and more.
Some of the area marching band students shared with me with that they continue to participate in the parade to help put people in the spirit of the holiday.
“Seeing the people happy when we go by. Yeah that’s really it just seeing everybody all happy and smiley because of us,” Hannah Aston and Helen King said.
“It’s just fun it makes everyone on the sidelines happy, I find it fun,” says Elk Lake Band Member Douglas Priestner.
All three of them say they hope to continue to be involved in the parade going forward.
The Montrose 4th of July celebration also included a 5K, a pancake breakfast, a chicken barbecue, crafts and vendors.
The Montrose Chamber of Commerce Wraps up the event with a fireworks show at dusk at the local high school.