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Locals enjoy Independence Day parade, pancakes in Templeton

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 21:05:26-04
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Templeton firefighters kicked off July 4th by flipping pancakes ahead of a big parade Wednesday morning.

The Templeton Firefighters Association hosted the annual charity pancake breakfast. Proceeds went to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and Relay for Life

The community of Templeton had several other festivities on Independence Day.

The Rotary Club’s hometown parade marched down Crocker and Main streets. The parade had fire engines, law enforcement officials, student groups and other local organizations.  

"Fourth of July is a great time of the year," said Kiana Keojh, a Templeton student. "Come out, have some fun, come down and watch the parade. It’s really nice."

Community members from all over came out to celebrate, including Julia Anderson, who just recently became an American.

"Exactly two weeks ago, I became a U.S. citizen, so this is my first Fourth of July as a U.S. citizen," said Anderson. "It feels great to be able to wear the flag and know that it’s my flag now."