Montpelier Vermont Celebrates Independence Day!

July 4th, 2013

Montpelier Vermont holds their annual 4th of July celebration on the traditional day…. the 3rd of July.

This is always a fun time and here is a selection of the pictures I took yesterday for the Times Argus.

 

Photo by Adam Caira Zane Odum, 9, is dunked by his brother, Tucker Odum, 13 in a dunking both on State Street in Montpelier Vt., to raise money for the U-32 boys and girls hockey teams to travel to Munich, Prague, and the Czech Republic in April 2014 to participate in a tournament, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
Zane Odum, 9, is dunked by his brother, Tucker Odum, 13 in a dunking both on State Street in Montpelier Vt., to raise money for the U-32 boys and girls hockey teams to travel to Munich, Prague, and the Czech Republic in April 2014 to participate in a tournament, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira The Float from the Town of Middlesex make the turn from Main St., onto State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
The Float from the Town of Middlesex make the turn from Main St., onto State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Emily Badger, 2, interacts with a paper dove with her mother Megan Badger, far right, while watching the parade on State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

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Emily Badger, 2, interacts with a paper dove with her mother Megan Badger, far right, while watching the parade on State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira A group of unicyclists make their way down State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
A group of unicyclists make their way down State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira The Vacation Vermont float tosses beach balls back and forth with the crowd as they make their way down State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
The Vacation Vermont float tosses beach balls back and forth with the crowd as they make their way down State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Spectators watch from the streets and from windows as the Vacation Vermont float makes their way down State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
Spectators watch from the streets and from windows as the Vacation Vermont float makes their way down State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Runners line up for the start of the Montpelier Mile road race on State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
Runners line up for the start of the Montpelier Mile road race on State St. in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Students get their faces painted on the Montessori float as they prepare for the start of the parade in the staging area on Summer Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
Students get their faces painted on the Montessori float as they prepare for the start of the parade in the staging area on Summer Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira l-r Doreen Hutchins, Tim Hutchins, and Lonni Hutchins put the finishing touches on the Montpelier Elks float "Star Spangled Banner" as they prepare for the start of the parade in the staging area on Summer Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

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l-r Doreen Hutchins, Tim Hutchins, and Lonni Hutchins put the finishing touches on the Montpelier Elks float “Star Spangled Banner” as they prepare for the start of the parade in the staging area on Summer Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Elena Noyes, 4, throws a bean bag at the Bean Bag Toss station on the State House lawn while her sister, Grace Noyes, 2, and Father Mike Noyes, look on at left, in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

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Elena Noyes, 4, throws a bean bag at the Bean Bag Toss station on the State House lawn while her sister, Grace Noyes, 2, and Father Mike Noyes, look on at left, in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Children lean out to high five one of the Mt. Sinai Shriners as he drives by in the parade on State Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
Children lean out to high five one of the Mt. Sinai Shriners as he drives by in the parade on State Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Children watch the parade pass on State Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
Children watch the parade pass on State Street in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira Clara Jacobson, 13, cringes as Stephen Gratto begins to ride a unicycle with Jacobson, an audience volunteer, on his shoulders on the State House lawn while her sister, Grace Noyes, 2, and Father Mike Noyes, look on at left, in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration.

Photo by Adam Caira
Clara Jacobson, 13, cringes as Stephen Gratto begins to ride a unicycle with Jacobson, an audience volunteer, on his shoulders on the State House lawn while her sister, Grace Noyes, 2, and Father Mike Noyes, look on at left, in Montpelier Vt., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013., part of Montpelier’s Independence Day Celebration.

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