Kids' patriotic parade lifts star-spangled spirits

Published 07.02.2024

Photos by Alexandra Butler, photographer/photo editor

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The youngest members of the Penn College campus were enthusiastically greeted with waves and cheers as they participated in their annual Independence Day Parade on Tuesday.

Marching, skipping and rolling along the campus mall, the beloved tradition of the Dunham Children’s Learning Center was enjoyed by participants and onlookers alike. Also amplifying the red, white and blue procession was ideal summer weather.

Happy Independence Day from our littlest Wildcats!

These "future presidents" capture all hearts and votes.
A beautiful summer day greets the pre-July 4th campus march.
Penn College Police Officer Jeffrey L. Hughes Jr. shows his support.
A red-white-and-blue "float"
Sunshine and smiles
A little 'Lady of Liberty'
The procession moves around the Veterans' Fountain at the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.
Taking his role seriously
Many delighted faces along the parade route
Skipping down the mall
Ashley E. Day, manager of grants and communications, enthusiastically greets her son.
CLC Director Linda A. Reichert (at right) is also decked out in patriotic flair.
Mini-flags for many mini-hands