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Corunna celebrates July 4 in a big way

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(07/04/12) - Residents of Corunna always celebrate the Fourth of July in a big way. This year was no different. The town was in a party mood all day.

This is the seventeenth year in a row Corunna has had a big Independence Day celebration. Hundreds lined the streets to watch the parade pass by. It always has a patriotic theme with military veterans taking part. It seems small towns just know the best way to celebrate the Fourth.

"I just think we're maybe a little closer knit, a little more family-oriented. And we like to get out and have a party," said Angela Fernette, chairwoman of the Corunna Fourth of July Festival.

Those who came to watch the parade were not disappointed.

"It's our way of showing our pride in our veterans," said one man.

"It's the birth of our country and I like to be with all the people," said another.

"I just like to celebrate the holiday. My little boy likes to come," a woman said.

"I like to watch my little guy enjoying it, collecting candy and waving to the pigs in the back of cars," said another.

"I just like to hang out with my family and my little sister and all that," a boy said.

In Corunna's McCurdy Park, there were all kinds of things to do. You can't go wrong with an old-fashioned game of horseshoes or a visit to the craft show.

"In a small town, we're kind of like a family. That's kind of neat that we can do something for the people here and make it free. There's a lot of things not free anymore," said Ralph Sanford, car show director for the festival.

Throughout the years, the car show in Corunna has grown. It attracts car lovers from all over the state.

"I have had a couple of cars from Madison Heights. I've seen one come from Romulus. I have some folks here from Ionia. There's one car from Grand Rapids," Sanford said.

For more information on the Corunna Fourth of July Celebration, click here.

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