Each year on the 4th of July Clayton's Hillcrest neighborhood holds a parade which begins at the corner of Demun and Arundel. The route goes down Demun to Aberdeen, down Aberdeen to Dartford, Dartford to Arundel and back Arundel to Demun. Adults, babies, kids on decorated bikes and dogs all walk. Some neighbors sit on their porches or sidewalks and wave. Truly, this is a perfect Independence Day way to celebrate, America as we all like to think of it.
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First of all let's be clear that Uncle Sam was here today.
Oh look, there's Dale and Ferdie. This is Ferdie's first time at the Hillcrest parade.
A few of the neighborhood band guys played the National Anthem
This family was sitting outside the house watching.
At the end, bikes were tipped to the ground while everyone went for snowcones or popcorn or cotton candy or the dunk a punk or pony rides.