As I reflect back on the 4th of July holiday here in town, I can not help being proud.  We live in an outstanding community.

The drive down business 36 to Main Street was such a pleasant drive.  It was so neat seeing the number of people lining the streets.  There were more floats than I had probably ever seen in a parade here in town.  When people get involve and encourage others to be involved it really makes a difference.  The smiles on faces of young and old alike was enough to melt my heart.  What fun memories our town helped create.

Hats off to a great parade Monroe City!

It was also the 30th annual Mark Twain Lake Rodeo this past weekend.  Members of our FFA Chapter helped park cars.  This is a community service for the FFA members, but it is also a learning experience.   These young members of our community will be  leaders in the years to come and will stay involved.

Capping off the 4th of July festivities here in town was an amazing fireworks show put on by our local volunteer firemen and women.  Yes, women!  It was heartwarming to see a young lady in the lineup of the parade.  She too is volunteering her time and skills for the betterment of our community.  As we take on the weeks and years ahead, we should be thankful for the men and women who lay their lives on the line for all of us.

God Bless America and our service men and women.

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