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Elmo celebrates Fourth in style

With a hard-hitting rain shower pouring down on Elmo about one hour prior to the start of Thursday’s parade, it appeared the weather might take its toll. 

However, it turned out to only be a brief shower, and the skies soon cleared to reveal a beautiful sunny afternoon. 

By start time, Sheriff Fred Clark and his deputies were on hand to assure everyone’s safety. 

Participating in the Second Annual Elmo Fourth of July Parade were 15 assorted floats, antique cars and motorcycles that lined up at historic Ashton Hall.  

With American flags in abundance, the parade led by “Old Sam,” the antique car owned by the late Ned Stebbins, soon passed by the Elmo Grocery on its way to Potts Landing where everyone enjoyed a community barbecue. 

Along the route there were over 100 spectators who all came together in this small rural community to demonstrate the true meaning of friends, family and the American spirit. 

For the second year in a row the “best float award” went to Chris “Luckee” Kane and his family. 

“We hope everyone will join us again next year but until then remember, ‘all roads lead to Elmo,’” said Elmo’s Traveling Farmer David Hudson.