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Talking it over: Another great Fourth

We are really fortunate in Hancock and the surrounding area. We are able to celebrate the Fourth of July in a fun, friendly and family way. There are always so many great things to do and lots of friendly people to see including family members who come home to enjoy the festivities.

My husband and I were especially excited this year as the Hancock Lions invited us to serve as Grand Marshals. What a wonderful gift and experience. I loved riding in the parade and seeing the many people who lined the route. It was so much fun to hear people shouting out our names or waving to us. We enjoyed every minute and want to say thank you to the Lions members for asking us.

One of my favorite parts about being a grand marshal was our position in the parade. We were right in front of the band and, since our seats faced to the back, we watched the band perform several times throughout the parade route. This was such a thrill and they did an excellent job. Thank you Mr. Grunig and the band members for their wonderful addition to the parade and the holiday in general. I know for a fact that many people come to the parade just to watch the band perform. They do such a good job for the size of our school, community and the band in general.

However, one thing I missed was not seeing all the other parade entrees. I have heard about some of the floats that area businesses and organizations entered. I will have to rely on pictures to get a better idea but I hear that there were many great ones. I know my grandkids and all the children along the parade route got lots of candy so they were very happy with the parade.

It sounds like every event was well attended and went good. I was not able to attend each event but heard that many had record-breaking participation such as at the 5K. Those who worked hard at some these other events such at the Little Miss Hancock Pageant, coin dig, food vendors, ball games, tractor pull and everything else deserve a big thank you.

I want to extend my thanks to the hard-working Lions Club members and all the other individuals and groups who sponsored events. It was another successful Fourth of July in Hancock and many more great memories were made.