Patriotic pride in Sedalia


From left, Sedalia City Councilwoman Vicky Collins, Councilman Bob Cross, Councilman Russell Driskell and Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada are all smiles as they help serve up hot dogs, chips and Cracker Jack to residents during a community Fourth of July picnic Saturday at Centennial Park.

Members of the VFW Post 2591 present the colors on Ohio Avenue in front of the Pettis County Courthouse as the national anthem plays during Saturday morning’s Fourth of July parade.

Miss Pettis County, sitting in back, travels down Ohio Avenue in patriotic fashion as she throws out candy to the younger parade watchers Saturday morning.

Some young parade watchers eagerly wave to the occupants of one of several vintage cars in Saturday morning’s Fourth of July parade in downtown Sedalia.

Pettis County Eastern Commissioner Brent Hampy grills up some hot dogs Saturday at the community Fourth of July picnic at Centennial Park.

Fourth of July parade Grand Marshal Wiley Walter, a veteran and former Sedalia City Councilman, makes his way through downtown Sedalia.

Local residents line Ohio Avenue for Saturday morning’s Fourth of July parade, dressed in their Independence Day best.

From left, Sedalia City Councilwoman Vicky Collins, Councilman Bob Cross, Councilman Russell Driskell and Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada are all smiles as they help serve up hot dogs, chips and Cracker Jack to residents during a community Fourth of July picnic Saturday at Centennial Park.

Members of the VFW Post 2591 present the colors on Ohio Avenue in front of the Pettis County Courthouse as the national anthem plays during Saturday morning’s Fourth of July parade.

Miss Pettis County, sitting in back, travels down Ohio Avenue in patriotic fashion as she throws out candy to the younger parade watchers Saturday morning.

Some young parade watchers eagerly wave to the occupants of one of several vintage cars in Saturday morning’s Fourth of July parade in downtown Sedalia.

Pettis County Eastern Commissioner Brent Hampy grills up some hot dogs Saturday at the community Fourth of July picnic at Centennial Park.

Fourth of July parade Grand Marshal Wiley Walter, a veteran and former Sedalia City Councilman, makes his way through downtown Sedalia.

Local residents line Ohio Avenue for Saturday morning’s Fourth of July parade, dressed in their Independence Day best.

Sedalia Democrat
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