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Pekin, Indiana celebrates with one of the longest running 4th of July celebrations

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One of the longest running 4th of July celebrations in the country wrapped up Saturday in Pekin, Indiana.

It's the town's big annual parade.

Children and families were all decked out in red, white and blue.

The town claims it has the oldest consecutive Independence Day celebration in the United States.

It began celebrating in 1830 and is usually a three-day event ending with the big parade.

Attendee Gracie Hazelip says, "It just means a lot because, just seeing your whole community come together for the country. It just gives you a good sense of pride."

The parade included Eastern High School's marching band, a military convoy and a visit from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

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