Superior 4th of July Parade Draws Huge Crowd

Posted at: 07/04/2013 2:56 PM
Updated at: 07/04/2013 5:35 PM
By: Maarja Anderson

With some patriotic tunes to kick off the annual Fourth of July parade, the streets of Superior were a sea of red, white, and blue.

Some parade goers wore their patriotism all over. For sisters, Judy Longshore and Pat Carlson, the Fourth of July is another reason to dress up.

"We dress up for all the different holidays and this is for Fourth of July," said Longshore.

Carlson said they can't be in the parade anymore, so now they dress up from head to toe in red, white, and blue.

"In days past we marched in the parade. We were baton twirlers," said Longshore.

Years ago they were like 11-year-old Claudia Androsky, a dancer and baton twirler in this year's parade.

"I just like the parade and all the people in the parade and the fireworks," said Androsky.

Along with the twirlers, fire trucks, and other parade staples, there are a few unique floats, such as Just Kids Dental. With wagons full of toothbrushes, tooth fairies hope to help counteract all the candy handed out to the kids from other floats.

"We have every color you can imagine and we have a little tooth fairy pug to make the kids happy," said Stacey Anderson, executive director of Just Kids Dental.

Others in the parade skated their way through the line-up. Axel Skate was in the parade with World of Wheels. He said he truly appreciates the Fourth of July.

"I'm an immigrant," said Skate. "I came from Havana, Cuba, and my mother is so happy she can vote now. It's a big change in our lives.

Now, Skate said, he can skate all day, everyday.

"It's beautiful, I love our country," said Skate.