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Independence Day brings sunshine to Canfield

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CANFIELD, Ohio - There was a huge turn-out for the Independence Day celebration in Canfield.

Activities began bright and early with a four mile run that began shortly after sunrise, followed by a kid's race.

Kids of all ages enjoyed free candy as they watched the Canfield High School Band, fire trucks, and color guards march through the center of town.

Prizes were handed out to children who decorated their bicycles for the parade.

The parade is an annual tradition for many families.

"I think it's a really nice time to be with family. We've come here for many years my mother-in- law is here. My father-in-law, my sister is here with her family.  My kids really enjoy it; just a good family day", said parade watcher Tina Hughes.

Congressman Bill Johnson, (R-6th Dist.) was also on hand to greet parade-goers.

Speaking of the holiday, Rep. Johnson said, "It's not about politics here. It's about being  an American. It's about  community and patriotism. That's what it should be about every day of the  year. We need to try  to get it back again."

J.D. Eicher and the Goodnights and the Youngstown Symphonic Band provided music from the gazebo on the green.

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