It’s time for the flags, the kids on dad’s shoulders seeking a better view, the other kids scrambling for candy tossed from floats.
Colbert’s 43rd July 4th Independence Day Celebration starts with a bang with the parade at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Grand marshals are Vietnam War veterans. Roscoe PuCannon, Master of Ceremonies, will present entertainment from stage all day.
Special guests will include Danny Smith and the Smithonians, Donnie Burroughs, Dewian French, Emily Parham and friends, Danny Anthony and others. Concessions are available all day together with a variety of handcrafts and homemade items.
A horseshoe tournament is available for those interested in playing. Barbecue and stew will be served $8/plate. There will be activities all day for both young and old.
The winners of the Canna Queen, Canna Princess, and Little Miss Canna will ride in the parade together with antique cars, floats, tractors, marching band and the Shriners, as well as many other fun attractions.
The little ones will enjoy the inflatables, the petting zoo and lots of other fun activities, officials said.
The historic Eberhart Cabin, the caboose and the museum will be open between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“Come to Colbert for a day of fun and activities and celebrate July 4th Independence Day for the 43rd consecutive year,” officials said.