Red, White and Blue covers Calder Place 1929

About a hundred people gathered at Calder Place 1929 neighborhood for an old fashioned Fourth of July parade.

Fire trucks, boy scouts, along with furry friends and neighbors of all ages, were among those enjoying music, food and face painting.

The procession began at the BISD administration building and headed around the block, where kids scampered for candy along the parade route.

With no large floats it's the epitome of a neighborhood parade but there's no shortage of festive décor.

Dorothy Mack known as the "Spindletop Washwoman" said the Fourth of July is her favorite holiday and she's grateful for the opportunity to celebrate it.

"They were fighting for freedom so I just celebrate freedom," she said.

Aside from all the festive filled fun neighbors say for them it's really just about bringing everyone together.

The parade is put on each year by the Calder Place 1929 organization and is the only Independence Day parade in Beaumont.


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