Woodhurst parade kicks off holiday in Fort Wayne

MGN File (US Navy / Patrick Gearhiser, July 2008)
MGN File (US Navy / Patrick Gearhiser, July 2008)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- The Independence Day celebrations kicked off on Fort Wayne’s south side Friday morning.

The annual Woodhurst parade started down Old Mill Road around 9:30 a.m.

World War II veteran Dick Weber served as this year’s grand marshal.

Dozens of neighbors in the Woodhurst addition came out for the parade, which also included dignitaries like Mayor Tom Henry.

“This is really a nice way for the neighborhood to celebrate the Fourth of July. First thing in the morning, we get out and we enjoy the weather and kind of show off the neighborhood as far as their patriotism,” said Henry. “Certainly our city is stepping up for the occasion.”

This was the thriteenth year for the tradition.