The local SAR chapter took over organizing the annual tradition this year that has been held for decades in Russellville by Bob and Joyce Guion as well as the Kiwanis Club.

The local SAR chapter took over organizing the annual tradition this year that has been held for decades in Russellville by Bob and Joyce Guion as well as the Kiwanis Club.

Although rain cut the festivities short, the 2019 July Fourth Kiddie parade was a success according to Adam Scales, president of the Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

"There were well over 100 children, parents, and SAR members at the annual parade," said Scales. "I would definitely say it was a success. We heard a lot of feedback from those who attended that were grateful the event was still being held."

The local SAR chapter took over organizing the annual tradition this year that has been held for decades in Russellville by Bob and Joyce Guion as well as the Kiwanis Club.

"The only bad part of the morning was the rain. We made it back to 8th Street but then the bottom fell out and it rained for 45 minutes," said Scales.

Waiting at the end of the parade were refreshments prepared for everyone by ladies of the Methodist Temple. A group from Post Oak Church had also grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and a face painter was there for the kids. Unfortunately, participants had to run for cover to get out of the storm.

Scales said even the ran could not damper the spirit of those who decorated and marched to celebrate the birth of our nation.

"We will be carrying on this tradition next year," said Scales, hoping for a little dryer day.