Staff Photo: Chris Stephens
Moved from Thursday, hundreds of residents celebrated Independence Day with the annual parade in downtown Loganville.
LOGANVILLE -- It may have come a few days late, but that didn't deter Loganville residents from celebrating Independence Day with its annual parade Saturday in downtown Loganville.
Moved from Thursday, hundreds of residents still lined the streets as friends and family passed in the procession.
"It's a great time to spend with the family," said Chris Lammey, who was at the parade with his wife, Erica, and two children Grant, who is 3 months old and Peyton, who is 3 years old. "We've been coming out to this for the last three years and it's becoming a family tradition for us."
Janet Scott also came out with her family. Son, Daniel was in the parade with Troop No. 535, riding in a military vehicle.
"We love it because it's a small-town feel with the parade," she said. "We know people in the parade and it's exciting to see them in it."
Lammey said the parade allows him and his family to be thankful for what they have.
"We're lucky to live in this country," he said. "Freedom is what our country is about. God has really blessed us."
Prior to the beginning of the parade, mother nature couldn't decide if she was going to dump a lot of rain on the festivities.
"It's raining off and on, but we're still here," Scott said. "I'm glad they decided to not cancel this."
As the parade kicked off, the weather let up as the American flag made its way down Main Street.
From there, residents lined the guardrails to enjoy a town tradition and give thanks for the freedoms they have.