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Celebrating the Fourth of July | Preston Citizen

Celebrating the Fourth of July

July 9, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM 

Citizen editor

Photos by CINDEE REEDER 

 

On Friday, July 4, 2014, Dayton’s 100th anniversary as an incorporated city was celebrated, as well as the 200th anniversary of the unveiling of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

 

Abbie Beutler gives a high five to Kerry Baird during the Fun Run at Dayton’s celebration Saturday.

Abbie Beutler gives a high five to Kerry Baird during the Fun Run at Dayton’s celebration Saturday.

Both events, particularly the national anthem and its patriotic value, were highlighted during the patriotic program held in the Dahle Fine Arts Center.

Glenn Beck spoke Saturday, July 5, to add a special touch to Independence Day.

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To kick off the event Friday there was a flag raising, fun run, and a pancake breakfast.

Kruz Williams sports a pet on his shoulder Saturday in Dayton.

Kruz Williams sports a pet on his
shoulder Saturday in Dayton.

For the parade, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Dayton’s incorporation as a city, Clyde Palmer was selected as Grand Marshall. He has lived in Dayton for many years and at one time played the organ for That Famous Preston Night Rodeo.

Shandon Thain, of Preston, catches his trout during the event held in Dayton last weekend.

Shandon Thain, of Preston, catches his trout during the event held in Dayton last weekend.

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