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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)

Laporte will fete the 4th on the 7th

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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.


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.

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