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Tipton Celebrates Fourth of July

TIPTON, IA (CBS2/FOX28)--Many in Tipton came out in full force to celebrate the Fourth of July Friday afternoon.   

This comes amidst lingering damage from the storm earlier this week but some say the parade is a much needed break.

It's time to celebrate the Fourth of July, Tipton style.

"I love the small town feel of things

That's what keeps Donna Hanson coming to this parade. It's been eight years and counting and when she comes she makes sure to bring the family along.

"I want them to see what it is like to come together and enjoy simple things like this, she said.

"We're going to watch the parade, and get some candies and see the floats, some of Donnas children said.

The gathering comes despite lots of damage from Mondays storm.

In some areas, tree trunks hang like leaves and clean-up continues.

That is still not enough to put a damper on the festivities.

"Fourth of July in Tipton is our big event of the year. It's an annual event, so the storms are unfortunate but everyone pulled together and we're ready to have a great event today, said Abby Kisling, Tipton Economic Development Director.

An event commemorating the brave men and women who serve our country

"My husband is a vet and I just have a lot of respect for people that go to other countries to fight for our freedom here, Donna said.

After all, that's what all this is truly about.

"Happy Fourth of July, her children said and hail to the red, white, and blue

Tipton city leaders say the storm caused about 200-thousdand dollars in damage.

They also say they are will help residents with clean up if needed.   
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