Happy July 4 in Harborside
Independence Day was celebrated Brooksville-style on Wednesday, July 4, under clear skies and brilliant, hot sun. Started 33 years ago by three Harborside families to entertain their own children, the event has grown beyond a parade with walkers and antique cars to a balloon toss, pie-eating contest, and the election of the Mayor of Harborside, as the tiny village swells with songs, poems, and a crowd decked out in red, white and blue.
Vehicles of all kinds draped in red, white and blue join the parade, with people waving and throwing candy to the crowd.
Red, white and blue
Red, white and blue all over, marchers walk with the parade.
Liza takes a breather after the parade.
Mayor of Harborside
Patricia Blake, 90 years old, is elected Mayor of Harborside to a roar of approval from the crowd.
Parade of cars
Decked out cars bring up the rear of the parade.
An American flag on a red tractor is all this rider needs.