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Slideshow: Bloomington’s Fourth Of July Parade

Did you see WFIU and WTIU News in the Fourth of July parade today? We saw YOU!!

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    Reporter Will Healey walks the van down the parade route.

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Thousands lined the streets of downtown Bloomington to see this year’s Fourth of July parade. Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Downtown Bloomington, Inc. hosted the event.

Parade coordinator Bill Ream says he was pleased with the more than 100 entries.

Downtown Bloomington Inc. ‎Executive Director Talisha Coppock estimates 8,000 people watched the parade.

“It’s a reflection of our community. From Scottish pipes and drums to Indiana Festival Theater to hula-hoopers, gymnasts, veterans organizations and rights activists… all come out to celebrate together,” she says.

Here are the Parade Award Winners:

Best Youth Entry – Bloomington United Gymnasts and Soccer (BUGS)
Best Equestrian – Monroe County Saddle Club
Best Musical Entry – Bottom Road Blues Band
Best Overall Entry – Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington
Best Vehicle – Morrison Military Vehicle
Best Walking Entry – Move to Amend
Best Float – American Heroes
Best Creative Use of Theme – Remax Acclaim

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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