Superior welcomes thousands for return of Fourth of July parade

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From sea to shining sea, Americans are celebrating their freedom this Independence Day as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Sunday, a sea of red, white and blue stretched for miles at the return of Superior’s Fourth Of July parade.

“It’s just wonderful to be here on the Fourth of July and see the parade,” Linda Backlund-Bushaw of Superior said.

The parade has been a staple of Superior for over 20 years now, drawing thousands.

“We love it. It’s great to bring the kids out and have fun at the parade and enjoy it,” Derek Nelson of Superior said.

This year, 1100 items plus were distributed to kids, who couldn’t wait to get in on the action.

“You get to watch different things at the parade and also, get candy,” Ashlynn Sellman of Coon Rapids said.

With musical performances, dancing and appearances from veterans and first responders, it was all the sights and sounds that make up a parade and bring joy to those in attendance.

“Just seeing the smile on my little kids’ faces. They love to come out and see everything,” Nelson said.

While, remembering the deeper meaning of Independence Day.

“It’s wonderful to celebrate our nation’s independence and remember all the people that gave their lives so we can do this today,” Beryl Bushaw of Superior said.

Superior’s Fourth of July parade returned this year after being canceled last year as a result of the pandemic.