Independence Day 2014

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Charlie Mitcheltree watches bubbles floating in the wind as she motors her wheelchair down the street advertising the Kenai Senior Center's Meals-on-Wheels program during the annual Independence Day parade Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Kaelynn Hensley, 5, watches as her sno-cone is prepared during an Independence Day carnival at the Kenai Park Strip Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Robin and Vinni Catalano ride a flag-bedecked Harley Street Glide motorycle Friday July 4, 2014 during the annual Independence Day parade in Kenai, Alaska.
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An inflatable slide drew long lines Friday July 4, 2014 during an Independence Day carnival at the Kenai Park Strip in Kenai, Alaska.
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A clown takes a break during a post-parade carnival Friday July 4, 2014 at the Kenai Park Strip in Kenai, Alaska. Several hundred people crowded into the park for the Independence Day festivities.
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Draek-Adam Harris, 7, relaxes in the grass with his cousin Landin Stonecipher, 9, during an Independence Day carnival Friday July 4, 2014 at the park strip in Kenai, Alaska.
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Brian Womac reclines on a float for Home Gallery during an Independence Day parade July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska. "I've got the best seat in the house," he said.
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Several hundred people packed into the Kenai Park Strip for an Independence Day carnival Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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More than 1,000 people lined the streets for an annual Independence Day parade Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Noah Kirby, 7, points to candy that his brother Malachi Kirby put into their mom's oustretched hands during an Independence Day parade Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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The annual Independence Day parade drew more than 1,000 people Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Erin Micciche holds her five-day-old daughter Stella Rose Micciche for several to see before an Independence Day parade Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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A live band performed on the Dan's Automotive float Friday July 4, 2014 during the annual Independence Day parade in Kenai, Alaska.
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Putt-Putt, a Yorkie mix watches an Independence Day parade setup Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Liam Miller, 12, eats corn on the cob with Nathaniel Villa, 10, during an Independence Day carnival at the Kenai Park Strip in Kenai, Alaska.
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Kit Hill blows bubbles into a crowd of waiting children during the annual Independence Day parade Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Kelsey Reid, 3, watches the crowds along the road as she rides in the Little Bitz Ice Cream truck during the annual Independence Day parade Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Several children stopped to pet two dogs walking in the Independence Day parade Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Shelby Hutsell, 3, jumps and screams Friday July 4, 2014 during the annual Independence Day parade in Kenai, Alaska.
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Two curious horses proved an irrisiteable lure to several children who climbed the sides of a horse trailer parked at the Kenai Park Strip for an Independence Day carnival Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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George Derkevorkian polishes a side mirror on a 1952 Chevy owned by Petro Marine before the Independence Day parade began Friday July 4, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
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A girl responds to being sprayed with bubbles Friday July 4, 2014 during the annual Independence Day parade in Kenai, Alaska.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson teaches about the different tools Boy Scouts of America use, Friday, at the Kenai Fourth of July Festival.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Ben McGee jokes around while standing with his family, including mother Ashley McGee waiting in line for the blow-up slide, Friday, at the Kenai Fourth of July Festival.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Tirzah Young enjoys a funnel cake, Friday, at Kenai Fourth of July Festival.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion William Gross teaches event goers how to tie the six Boy Scout knots, Friday, at the Kenai Fourth of July Festival.
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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion CJ Sehl decides she needs more water, Friday, at the Kenai Fourth of July Festival.
 

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