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Central City Celebrates Fourth of July

CENTRAL CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--Fireworks may be the center point of many July 4th celebration, but it's not just about the explosions.

Folks in central city have been celebrating all day, and it's all about community.

It’s parade time out here in central city and the whole town came out to celebrate including Philip Payne who drove the route.

"We are country cruiser’s car club. We got some old restored cars and we go out to parades and car shows,” he said.

His family, young and old were there to watch; four generations coming together to celebrate Independence Day.

"Seeing the old veterans on the hay rack and seeing the color guard lead it. That's what the most important part about it is,” he said.

It's something people of all ages at the parade echoed.

"It just reminds us of all kinds of stuff and when America was free,” said Miqaela Brown who came out to watch the parade.

After the parade is take a kid fishing derby.  It’s a catch and release opportunity for kids to learn about fishing and how to preserve the environment.

That's not all because the fun activities continue including fireworks at dusk.

For payne it's the perfect time to “express our freedoms and the ability to get together like this and have a good time."

The fireworks will be at the Linn County Fairgrouds.
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