EDMOND — Thousands lined four streets in downtown Edmond Friday morning for the 2014 LibertyFest Parade. The parade was lead by parade marshal Carl Benne, 82, of Edmond. Benne is best known for his work with the Edmond Round Up Club and chairing the annual LibertyFest Rodeo committee.
Families started showing up in downtown as early as 5 a.m. to stake out the best seats along the route. Residents and visitors alike were decked out in red, white and blue paraphernalia as well as having brought their breakfast and coolers with plenty of drinks along for the more than two-hour parade.
More than 100 entries breezed along the parade route including bands, Shriners, members of the Armed Forces, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and America's newest scouting experience, the Trail Life USA, which now has troops in 42 states.
LibertyFest will conclude today with ParkFest featuring plenty of family activities on the UCO campus and the annual fireworks display starting at 10 p.m., also at the UCO campus. To hear synchronized music with the fireworks show, tune in to KUCO at 90.1 FM.
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