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Town comes together for Fourth

Town comes together for Fourth
Town comes together for Fourth
Wayne Dorton, left, and Jonathan Dorton, right, members of the SemiConscious Band, perform Saturday at the Thunder Over Elizabeth festivities, most of which took place at 1819 General Store. Photos by Joey Bowling
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Town comes together for Fourth
A group of people adorned in clothes with the colors of the American flag walk behind the Southern Indiana Auto Detailing float during Saturday’s parade in Elizabeth.

The town’s Thunder Over Elizabeth celebration Saturday consisted of bands, food, a parade and, from the nearby American Legion post, fireworks. Local eateries such as Best Vineyard, Winery and Distillery sold food for parents whose children broke them down and those who just wanted to drink.

The parade was the catalyst for many people coming out to enjoy the event, Sara Deatrick, one of the event organizers, said.

For the parade, local political candidates came to campaign. Behind them came the South Harrison Seahawks, thanking various community groups for their support. The Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Dept. rounded off the parade, with two fire engines sounding their horns.

The parade was like a shot of adrenaline. The town opened up and dozens of people came to O’Bannon Road to watch and then stayed for the festivities after. Younger children enjoyed the kiddie pool set up behind the store, hopping from one to the other to beat off the heat. Many bought snow cones and stained their mouths from the syrup.

Deatrick, admitting her favorite part of the event is the slushies, said many people came out to spend time together as a community and have fun.

“There was a need and you see it, and you help,” Deatrick said.

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