Templeton residents celebrate Fourth of July with pancakes and a parade

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 22:45:00-04

Templeton kicked off its Fourth of July festivities early Thursday with a pancake breakfast.

Templeton firefighters flipped more than 3,000 pancakes for the thousands who bought tickets for the fire department fundraiser.

After filling up on breakfast, people lined Crocker and Main streets to watch the parade, which featured classic cars, vintage military vehicles, fire engines, and various local organizations.

For many parade watchers, it’s become a family tradition.

“We have been coming for the past 25 years,” said Templeton resident Kristina Bastine. “My family moved here on Fourth of July weekend so this was the first thing that we experienced in Templeton 25 years ago, so coming down has always been a tradition – going into the pancake breakfast and then being around our community at the parade.”

The Templeton High School band was a fan favorite.

The parade was produced by the Rotary Club of Templeton.