25th Annual Somerset 4th of July Parade

Local News

The Village of Somerset may only have about 2,000, but it seems everyone came out for the annual 4th of July parade today.

James Monty with the Somerset Post of the American Legion says the town gets so involved, there tends to be more people in the parade than those watching.

“Next to Memorial Day, this is the second biggest celebration in the city,” said Monty. “The people really get into it. It’s a very patriotic little town and everyone likes to take part in that–we encourage that, the more the merrier.”

Monty says this year, Somerset welcomed a special participant in the parade.

“We have man from Detroit, Michigan. He brought an 8’x10′ American flag he donated,” he said. “Members of the Somerset Post 58 Legion are going to carry it in the parade.”

Area residents gathered along the street to watch the parade, which had more than 120 entries.

Monty says many different organizations participated including Sheridan’s school band, local businesses, police and fire, and various other groups.