Big July 4 in tiny Harborside
The narrow road that runs through Harborside, Brooksville was filled with crowds, song, sunshine and shortcake, and, of course, a parade in celebration of Independence Day, July 4. Leading the parade was the Brooksville 200th Birthday float, carrying Miss Brooksville Hannah Peasley and her understudy Brienna Limeburner. After, voices lifted in America the Beautiful, and as the final notes floated away, a water balloon toss and pie-eating contest took center stage before the crowds slowly drifted off to enjoy the holiday in other ways.
The 10-and-under division of the blueberry pie eating contest begins.
The lobster car finishes taking part in the parade.
Shortcake for all
Linda Currie finds something too sweet to share, with proceeds benefiting the Brooksville eighth grade class.
Red, white and blue were the fashion colors of choice.
Miss Brooksville Hannah Peasley, left, and understudy Brienna Limeburner pose for photographs on the Brooksville 200th Birthday float.
Red, white and blue
Ben Moss pulls over after driving through the parade in full red, white and blue.