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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.

Pie-eating contest

Pie-eating contest

The 10-and-under division of the blueberry pie eating contest begins.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Lobster car

Lobster car

The lobster car finishes taking part in the parade.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Shortcake for all

Shortcake for all

Linda Currie finds something too sweet to share, with proceeds benefiting the Brooksville eighth grade class.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Decked out

Decked out

Red, white and blue were the fashion colors of choice.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Happy 200th!

Happy 200th!

Miss Brooksville Hannah Peasley, left, and understudy Brienna Limeburner pose for photographs on the Brooksville 200th Birthday float.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Red, white and blue

Red, white and blue

Ben Moss pulls over after driving through the parade in full red, white and blue.

Photo by Anne Berleant