PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA)--Pontotoc residents have celebrated the Fourth of July by taking part in a parade downtown for several years.
But, this is not your typical parade with marching bands and huge floats.
This parade has some very unique representatives promoting the stars and stripes.
"This parade is one that the children love here in town. It's one parade that we actually have more people in it than are watching," said Ellen Russell, Pontotoc Chamber of Commerce.
"And we have everything from dogs to little ponies," Russell explained. "We have everything from golf carts, electric cars, and toys that the kids ride. And, I noticed this morning that we even have a boat. I don't know if we'll have any skiers or not."
But, one thing that the Freedom Parade had plenty of was- families.
"Oh, I think it's great. We live in a little town of Pontotoc, and we're proud of all this and God bless America," said Teresa Conlee of the Randolph Community.
"I think we should celebrate it to the extent that we never have before, because it seems like our freedoms are kind of slipping away sometimes," said Katherine Young.
One parade participant helped defend our freedom and nation.
"This is great granddaddy and he's a 96-years-old World War Two veteran," said a parade participant.