Independence Day celebrated the old-fashioned way in Sleepy Eye

Deb Moldaschel
The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
The shore of Sleepy Eye Lake and boats on the lake were filled with people waiting to see the fireworks display Sunday night. Fireworks are provided by the City of Sleepy Eye and shot by the Sleepy Eye Fire Department.
On June 30 Divine Providence hosted a patriotic kiddie parade through their courtyard—a delightful treat for the residents.
Queens and a baby - great way to end the Divine Providence parade, from left: Miss Sleepy Eye Royalty, Princesses McKenna Strong and McKeena Dockter, Miss Sleepy Eye Leah Miller, Miss Sleepy Eye committee member Deanna Schwint and baby daughter.
Thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers, the Avenue of Flags was on display at Home Cemetery on the 4th of July.
The Knights of Columbus carry on the tradition of a 4th of July celebration at Allison Park with their food stand and musical entertainment by the Sleepy Eye Concertina Club.
This crew of cousins enjoyed their cool treats at the St. Mary's School ice cream sandwich stand.
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