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3-year-old Dayne Neilson grabbed for the brake to slow his 'soap box derby' car after crossing the finish line Saturday in Laporte's holiday festival. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
3-year-old Dayne Neilson grabbed for the brake to slow his 'soap box derby' car after crossing the finish line Saturday in Laporte's holiday festival. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Laporte will fete the 4th on the 7th

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Laporte's 4th on the 7th, a small town with a big Independence Day celebration, will be held Saturday, July 7.

The events schedule includes an all-day flea market. The Laporte School Spanish Club will serve root beer floats beginning at 11 a.m. and the firemen's open house pig roast begins at 11 a.m.

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Registration for the soapbox derby will be underway at 11:30 a.m. with children's derby races heading off the line at 1 p.m.

The kids' parade will march at 3 p.m. with prizes awarded, $50 the grand prize. Line-up begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church parking lot.

The grand parade will head down the boulevard at 4 p.m. with line-up in the school parking lot.

Children's games begin at 6 p.m. and bingo will be played at the fire hall at 7 p.m.

When the sun sets, fireworks will fly.

For more information, contact Laporte Grocery at 218-224-2202, Miller's Gas and Service at 218-224-2774 or 3rd Base Bar & Grill, 218-224-3856.

For parade registration, contact Judy Honer, 218-224-2732.

Tickets will be available for a American Legion Women's Auxiliary quilt raffle.

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