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    Bill and Ann Crow of Petersburg waited for the start of the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade with their 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 in Ottwell on Friday. "I always wanted one when I was a kid when they first came out. I finally got one to fix up," Bill said. The Crows are members of the Petersburg Timeless Classics car club. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Olivia Tharp of Petersburg, 5, held a bag over her head that she brought to collect candy before start of the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade in Ottwell on Friday, July 4. Tharp was there with her sister, Camryn, 1, and mother, Alicia. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Ann Crow of Petersburg threw candy to Brinley Durchols, 9 months, and her mother, Trista both of Jasper from her 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 at the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade in Ottwell on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Braelyn Onyett of Winslow, 4, finished an ice pop at the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade in Ottwell on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Donna Gaines of Washington tied her horse Cheyenne to her trailer after the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade in Ottwell on Friday. Gaines makes nearly every part of her costume and helps make costumes for others. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    LuAnn Seivers of Otwell, dressed as Winkle the Clown, and her husband, Nate Seivers participated in the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade in Ottwell on Friday. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Annabelle Rlesenger, left, and her cousin Jaylynn Capehart both of Otwell and 9-years-old, played in a backyard pool before the start of the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade in Ottwell on Friday. They have watched the parade together every year since they were born. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Kole Eck of Ottwell, 2, drank a soda before the start of the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade in Ottwell on Friday. Eck's mother, Ariel Hope of Ottwell, came to the parade since she was little, and now wanted her son to be a part of the tradition. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald

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    Tyler Lindauer of Jasper, 2, spotted his "papaw", Steve Lindaur, who was carrying the flag in the Jefferson Township Ruritan 4th of July Festival Parade while on his father, Shane Lindauer's shoulders in Ottwell on Friday, July 4. Caitlin O'Hara/The Herald