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 Saturday, July 2

The lakeside village of Laporte will celebrate the 4th on the 2nd, today (Saturday).

The Independence Day event schedule includes the second annual build-your-own soapbox derby at 1 p.m., the kids' parade at 3 p.m. grand parade at 4 p.m., a cream puff eating contest at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks when the sun goes down.


A flea market opens at 11 a.m. with the Wildcat baseball team selling root beer floats. There will be games for kids.

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