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Did you know…

Larry Vodenik - Special to The Chief
Perry Chief

Did You Know… what is going on in this photo and where it was taken? With no Fourth of July parade this year, I wanted to look back at a parade from years past. Here is a Fourth of July parade passing by what today is Josh Davis Plaza. I have no more details but it appears to be a little league float. The years that Perry did not have a pandemic were times of many parades, rodeos and other happenings to celebrate the day. I remember parades with marching bands and our flag carried by the local National Guard unit. Do you remember the giant ice cream sundae that Perry Hy-Vee manager Denny Glick set up in the park? What do you remember most about the Fourth of July in Perry?

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