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Sunday, July 6, 2014

PHOTOS: Fort Thomas Celebrates 4th of July with Annual Parade

Fort Thomas and other Northern Kentucky residents gathered on Friday to celebrate Independence Day with the city's annual parade and Fourth at the Fort festival, and if you're like us, you wish it weren't over. The FTM team was there to capture these photos, so you can relive the fun until next year:

A Fort Thomas police cruiser, followed by an NKY SWAT vehicle

An NKY SWAT vehicle, followed by a historic fire engine

Mayor Mary Brown and several city council members rode in the parade. Councilman Eric Haas drives Brown and fellow Councilman Roger Peterman.

Councilman Ken Bowman drives in the parade with Councilwoman Lisa Kelly.

Chuck and Mary Lou Keller, parade Grand Marshalls, are greeted by a cycling spectator.

The Kellers, the parade's Grand Marshalls, wave to the crowd.

The HHS Marching Band appeared in the parade.

City council candidate Anthony Bonomini made an appearance.

The Campbell County Public Library, which has a branch on Highland Ave., brought their book worm along.

City council candidate Adam Meier participated in the parade.

Candidate for Campbell County Clerk, Marc Muench, brought a band along on his float.

Tower Place Has "CLASS"

A man with the Blue Marble float walks with a "wild thing."

The Blue Marble float!

Residents watch the parade above Fort Thomas's southern water treatment reservoir.

Supporters of Allison Grimes, KY candidate for U.S. Senate, walked in the parade.

Campbell County Democrats rode in a float this year in support of numerous candidates.

City council candidate and chair of the Campbell County Democrats, Paul Whalen, waves to the crowd.
Kathryn Feinauer, of S. Fort Thomas Ave., watched the parade from her front porch. Kathryn turned 101 this year, and she's watched over 60 parades during her time in Fort Thomas.

The parade judges sat outside the city building, carefully studying each float to find a winner.

33 N. Fort Thomas Ave., the future home of Schone, a kitchen and interior design showroom, as well as SimpTech and Marketing with Class, hosted an open house during the parade.

Candidate for KY State Senate, Jason Steffen, greeted residents during the parade.

New Dairy Bar!

Rechtin Heating & Air rode in the parade using a number of vintage automobiles, like this pick-up.

Residents watch the parade from the Towne Center.

Here's a vintage fire engine that once served the city of Bellevue. 
The Precision Lawn Chair Drill Team's rendition of "Macho Man" continued to be a crowd-pleaser this year.

Super Joey's Lemonade stand was busy throughout the parade, raising money for researching "histio," a rare immune disease. Joey Holt (pictured below), the young Fort Thomas resident behind the fundraiser, has the disease.

Joey Holt (center) hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for researching rare diseases.

Getting into the 'MURICA! spirit at the Fort Thomas 4th of July Parade.
Candidate for Campbell County Commissioner and current Fort Thomas City Councilman Tom Lampe's float payed tribute to the region's "tall stacks" history.
More photos from Fourth at the Fort to come! 

All photos by FTM staff

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