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Army Veteran Gilbert Fanning leads July 4th parade in Watseka

U.S. Army veteran Gilbert Fanning says "never forget how we got our freedom."  He lead the July 4th Parade Tuesday and said he was honored to have been asked to serve as grand marshall.

"It's a Grand Old Flag" was the theme of the annual parade sponsored by the city of Watseka and the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Parade Winners >

Best Use of Theme:  Watseka First United Methodist Church

Best Commercial Entry:  Iroquois County Historical Society & Geneaology

Best Farm Entry:   Kailei Harms

Best Children's Entry:  First Christian Church

Best Religious Entry:  Calvary Lutheran Church & Pre-School

Best Walking Unit:  Walver Family

Best Decorated Emergency Unit:  Gilman Fire Department

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