By Liz Shepherd
ETNA GREEN — Hundreds lined the streets of Etna Green for the annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday, July 3.
The parade started at 11 a.m. near the town’s fire station, ending at Heritage Park.
Dozens of entrants participated in the event, with many throwing candy and small toys from their vehicles. Entries included antique bicycles, emergency vehicles, tractors and classic cars. Aside from Etna Green, entrants came in from areas such as Bourbon, Atwood, Mentone and Warsaw.
Winners in the parade are as follows:
- First place: racing lawn mowers
- Second place: the Carters with their antique bicycles
- Third place: Triton Cheer
Antique Tractors and Cars
- First place: Oliver antique tractors
- Second place: International truck and camper
- Third place: Volkswagen van
- Etna Green Church of Christ
After the parade, several food and craft vendors were set up at Heritage Park during the day.
To conclude Fourth of July fun in Etna Green, a fireworks show will be held at 10 p.m. at Heritage Park. The show is sponsored by Winona Powder Coating.
The Hartzell family, owners of The Etna Elevator, brought parade festivities back to the town in 2019 after years of Etna Green not having an annual parade.
This year’s parade was sponsored by Etna Green’s Fourth of July Committee, Lions Club of Etna Green, Hartzell Farm/The Etna Elevator, S&T Hardware, the Town of Etna Green and community donations.