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The possibility of rain and thunder didn't stop hundreds of revelers from lining the Antigo streets Thursday evening, and those folks enjoyed Mother Nature's cooperation and a great Fourth of July parade down 10th Avenue.

Throughout most of the day Thursday afternoon, most weather outlets were predicting a good possibility of thunderstorms passing through the area very close to the parade's scheduled 7 p.m. start. Those who joke never trust the weatherman were rewarded, as the batches of precipitation split apart and passed by both to the north and south, with Antigo staying warm, dry, and humid for both the parade and fireworks show.

After all the rain that complicated Memorial Day activities throughout the county, participants and observers were extra exuberant throughout the celebratory Independence evening.

The crowd was primed and ready from the get-go, as the parade began right on schedule, with a brief southbound jaunt down Edison Street before heading west along 10th Avenue all the way to the high school campus.

An Antigo squad vehicle led the way with lights and period siren squawks, with junior parade marshal Austin Martinson riding shotgun, followed by the color guard, the Antigo Area Community Band performing on a flatbed trailer, and a very patriotic group representing the Northwoods Tractor Club.

The parade featured an impressive array of classic cars and trucks, ambitiously festooned buggies, and vintage tractors.

Of course there were several floats carrying proud veterans from all branches of U.S. military service, enjoying a well-deserved chance to soak up the crowd's admiration and cheers.

Many Langlade County organizations and businesses were represented, including two trucks from Snap-On, a sizable dinosaur from Dairy Queen, a good looking outfit from the Deerbrook Bridge Runners Snowmobile Club, a crew from the Humane Society, and a speedboat rig from Theisen Adventures.

While many of the paraders were tossing the requisite candy, one of the evening's biggest hits was the crew from Nagel Dairy, which included a float, massive tractor, and several of the farm folks passing out chocolate milk and string cheese.

Independence Day activities stretch throughout the long holiday weekend, topped by the big celebration saturday in White Lake, with activities centered at the lakeside pavilion on Saturday.

Events kick off at 7 a.m. with breakfast at the Community Center sponsored by the fire department.

It will be a great time to fuel up for the Possum Chase with the one-mile fun run at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K and 10K at 8:15 a.m.

The parade will begin at noon, lining up at Bissell and Church streets. Grand marshal will be Harold Dobrinska with Reese Stoffel and poppy princess. Units will include the White Lake American Legion and VFW color guard, high school band, Pink Heals memorial fire truck and an array of businesses and organizations.

Throughout the afternoon there will be entertainment at the pavilion, including live music with Lovin' Country at 1 p.m. and BoomBoxx at 5 p.m. There will also be a free show with Mischief and Magic at 2 p.m., face painting and balloons, and food and drink by local vendors.

There will be a boat parade at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at about 9:30 p.m.

Other Independence Day celebrations include:

MOLE LAKE

Mole Lake Casino Lodge Conference Center will celebrate with music and fireworks tonight.

Realty Bites will perform today and aturday at 8 p.m.

CRANDON

The third annual Forest County Festival will take place through Sunday at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway west of town on Highway 8.

There will be free admission and carnival rides.

The Crandon Fire Department will host the Independence Day parade on Saturday at noon. Fireworks will take place that night at the Brush Run grounds.

After the parade, travel down to the shores of Lake Metonga for the 2 p.m. boat parade and 3 p.m. picnic at Charlie's Lake Metonga Resort.

BASS LAKE

The Bass Lake Shebang will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Bass Lake Golf Course.

There will be food and specialty cocktails along, live music with Santy and Son starting at 7 p.m. a fireworks show starts at 10 p.m.

PELICAN LAKE

Pelican Lake will hold a craft and vendor show on Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Schoepke town hall.

ELCHO

The fun continues in Elcho on Saturday with the Elcho Fire & Rescue Department's street dance getting underway at noon with music and fun stretching to midnight. Activities will be held at Sno-Devil's Park.

Fireworks will be blown off at dark.

On Sunday, the full weekend will be capped by Elcho United Church of Christ's annual chicken barbecue from noon starting at noon at the Community Pavilion.

POST LAKE

Sunset View Resort on Upper Post Lake will be the site for fireworks over Post Lake tonight. The bar will also host music with Quarry Road on a patio beginning at 5 p.m.

The Independence Day boat parade will be held on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. starting at Sunset View.

It will be followed by a Fun Fest sponsored by the Post Lake Improvement Association at the PLIA Building, corner of Highways K and Post Lake Drive from 4 to 11 p.m.

PHLOX

The annual Phlox semi-fast pitch tournament takes place on today and Saturday at the town of Norwood park.

There will be fireworks on Saturday night at dusk along with food and refreshments both days.

SUMMIT LAKE

Activities on Summit Lake will take place on Saturday, beginning with a 4 p.m. boat parade.

Fireworks are slated at dusk.
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Jason Nagel passed out containers of chocolate milk along the parade route as one of the family's big dairy farm tractors rolled along in the background.

Antigo has a big parade, attracts a crowd
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The possibility of rain and thunder didn't stop hundreds of revelers from lining the Antigo streets Thursday evening, and those folks enjoyed Mother Nature's cooperation and a great Fourth of July parade down 10th Avenue.

Throughout most of the day Thursday afternoon, most weather outlets were predicting a good possibility of thunderstorms passing through the area very close to the parade's scheduled 7 p.m. start. Those who joke never trust the weatherman were rewarded, as the batches of precipitation split apart and passed by both to the north and south, with Antigo staying warm, dry, and humid for both the parade and fireworks show.

After all the rain that complicated Memorial Day activities throughout the county, participants and observers were extra exuberant throughout the celebratory Independence evening.

The crowd was primed and ready from the get-go, as the parade began right on schedule, with a brief southbound jaunt down Edison Street before heading west along 10th Avenue all the way to the high school campus.

An Antigo squad vehicle led the way with lights and period siren squawks, with junior parade marshal Austin Martinson riding shotgun, followed by the color guard, the Antigo Area Community Band performing on a flatbed trailer, and a very patriotic group representing the Northwoods Tractor Club.

The parade featured an impressive array of classic cars and trucks, ambitiously festooned buggies, and vintage tractors.

Of course there were several floats carrying proud veterans from all branches of U.S. military service, enjoying a well-deserved chance to soak up the crowd's admiration and cheers.

Many Langlade County organizations and businesses were represented, including two trucks from Snap-On, a sizable dinosaur from Dairy Queen, a good looking outfit from the Deerbrook Bridge Runners Snowmobile Club, a crew from the Humane Society, and a speedboat rig from Theisen Adventures.

While many of the paraders were tossing the requisite candy, one of the evening's biggest hits was the crew from Nagel Dairy, which included a float, massive tractor, and several of the farm folks passing out chocolate milk and string cheese.

Independence Day activities stretch throughout the long holiday weekend, topped by the big celebration saturday in White Lake, with activities centered at the lakeside pavilion on Saturday.

Events kick off at 7 a.m. with breakfast at the Community Center sponsored by the fire department.

It will be a great time to fuel up for the Possum Chase with the one-mile fun run at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K and 10K at 8:15 a.m.

The parade will begin at noon, lining up at Bissell and Church streets. Grand marshal will be Harold Dobrinska with Reese Stoffel and poppy princess. Units will include the White Lake American Legion and VFW color guard, high school band, Pink Heals memorial fire truck and an array of businesses and organizations.

Throughout the afternoon there will be entertainment at the pavilion, including live music with Lovin' Country at 1 p.m. and BoomBoxx at 5 p.m. There will also be a free show with Mischief and Magic at 2 p.m., face painting and balloons, and food and drink by local vendors.

There will be a boat parade at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at about 9:30 p.m.

Other Independence Day celebrations include:

MOLE LAKE

Mole Lake Casino Lodge Conference Center will celebrate with music and fireworks tonight.

Realty Bites will perform today and aturday at 8 p.m.

CRANDON

The third annual Forest County Festival will take place through Sunday at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway west of town on Highway 8.

There will be free admission and carnival rides.

The Crandon Fire Department will host the Independence Day parade on Saturday at noon. Fireworks will take place that night at the Brush Run grounds.

After the parade, travel down to the shores of Lake Metonga for the 2 p.m. boat parade and 3 p.m. picnic at Charlie's Lake Metonga Resort.

BASS LAKE

The Bass Lake Shebang will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Bass Lake Golf Course.

There will be food and specialty cocktails along, live music with Santy and Son starting at 7 p.m. a fireworks show starts at 10 p.m.

PELICAN LAKE

Pelican Lake will hold a craft and vendor show on Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Schoepke town hall.

ELCHO

The fun continues in Elcho on Saturday with the Elcho Fire & Rescue Department's street dance getting underway at noon with music and fun stretching to midnight. Activities will be held at Sno-Devil's Park.

Fireworks will be blown off at dark.

On Sunday, the full weekend will be capped by Elcho United Church of Christ's annual chicken barbecue from noon starting at noon at the Community Pavilion.

POST LAKE

Sunset View Resort on Upper Post Lake will be the site for fireworks over Post Lake tonight. The bar will also host music with Quarry Road on a patio beginning at 5 p.m.

The Independence Day boat parade will be held on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. starting at Sunset View.

It will be followed by a Fun Fest sponsored by the Post Lake Improvement Association at the PLIA Building, corner of Highways K and Post Lake Drive from 4 to 11 p.m.

PHLOX

The annual Phlox semi-fast pitch tournament takes place on today and Saturday at the town of Norwood park.

There will be fireworks on Saturday night at dusk along with food and refreshments both days.

SUMMIT LAKE

Activities on Summit Lake will take place on Saturday, beginning with a 4 p.m. boat parade.

Fireworks are slated at dusk.
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Jason Nagel passed out containers of chocolate milk along the parade route as one of the family's big dairy farm tractors rolled along in the background.
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