Born on the 4th of July

Chesterfield, Indiana – Population 2,500 with 3 stop lights, a couple of gas stations and an assortment of small retail stores. The majority of the town is located along about a 2 mile stretch of Indiana State Highway 32. So what do you do for the 4th of July when you only have a single major road???

Have a parade!!!

We’ve seen a few small town parades and they all seem to have a common set of attractions – firetrucks, tractors, motorcycles, the Shriners on mini-bikes along with a host of local politicians running for office. This parade was no different. Our campground is located just a few blocks off the main highway so we went to checkout the festivities. We staked out a place to sit along the road and watched the fun.

This year the Shriners were on mini-trikes and the high school marching band had bag pipe players leading the march. Horses and Harleys, politicians and people made up the scene. Kids on both sides of the street all had their plastic bags to fill with candy thrown from the floats.

All in all…a pretty nice way to spend a couple of hours in the Heartland.