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Warren Street and James Street in Roy were packed Thursday afternoon with hundreds of parade-goers, many clad in red, white and blue. They were there to celebrate not only Independence Day, but the Roy community's Fourth of July parade as well.

As floats cruised out from the rodeo grounds and onto Warren Street at noon, candy rained down from fire trucks, tractors and logging trucks into the hands of giddy children. Floats made their way from Warren Street on to James Street, then proceeded back to the rodeo grounds in circular fashion.

The parade lasted for about an hour, and local politicians, such as Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Roy Mayor Anthony McDaniel, were in attendance.

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