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Celebrations

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:39 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008
Emily Rubenstein, 4, plays with the flag she’s waiting to give to finishers of the children’s duathlon at the I Love America Festival.

From Columbia to Arrow Rock, from Faurot Field to the fairgrounds, Fourth of July events around mid-Missouri gave folks a chance to enjoy the holiday with their families and friends.

Mattie Monsees, 4, waits for her mom to finish applying sunscreen so she can go for a swim in Columbia’s Hulen Lake.
From left, Larry, Stephan and Stephanie Dorman congratulate Adele, 9, after she finished the girls’ duathlon at the I Love America Festival at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Whit Reichert and Tempe McGlaughlin warm up on their kazoos with a buzzy version of God Bless America in Arrow Rock, MO on July 4, 2007. The kazoo band is a featured part of the four-block-long parade.
Bill Lovin, left, talks with Pam Parson before the Fourth of July parade in downtown Arrow Rock.

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