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Okabena celebrates a festive Independence Day

The red, white and blue were on full display during the afternoon parade.

The Okabena American Legion leads the Independence Day parade Monday, July 4, 2022, in Okabena.
The Okabena American Legion leads the Independence Day parade Monday, July 4, 2022, in Okabena.
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Hundreds of people lined the streets Monday afternoon in Okabena for the Independence Day parade.

Mermaids aboard the Round Lake Sportsmen's Club boat float wave to the crowd as they go through the Independence Day parade Monday afternoon, July 4, 2022.
Mermaids aboard the Round Lake Sportsmen's Club boat float wave to the crowd as they go through the Independence Day parade Monday afternoon, July 4, 2022.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Participants in Okabena's Independence Day parade pose for the camera as they take a break from throwing candy to the crowd Monday afternoon, July 4, 2022.
Participants in Okabena's Independence Day parade pose for the camera as they take a break from throwing candy to the crowd Monday afternoon, July 4, 2022.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
Children scramble for candy during the  Independence Day Parade Monday, July 4, 2022, in Okabena.
Children scramble for candy during the Independence Day Parade Monday, July 4, 2022, in Okabena.
Tim Middagh / The Globe

Tim Middagh joined The Globe in the fall of 2015 as the newspaper's full-time photographer. A native of Worthington, he enjoys taking nature and wildlife photos.
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