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Tiny towns offer monster entertainment: Laporte

Chase Johnson, 4, and Jaelynn Schmidt, 2, dressed up in their best Uncle Sam(antha) attire for the children's parade, always a hit with the crowd. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 3
Gavin Adelman, 6, puts all his concentration into the soap box derby. The adult division of the contest was canceled after last year when a man suffered a serious ankle injury when he plowed into a parked car. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 3
Wes Westrum turns the brats on a grill set up outside the grocery store. Mayor Craig Mackey donates prime cuts of beef, pork and his home made brats to fund the town's fireworks display at a tent called "Mack's Food Booth." (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)3 / 3

Laporte's annual Fourth celebration came with the town's signature mainstay - meat - lots of it. The Lakeport Fire Department hosted a pig roast Saturday at the fire station. Above left Chase Johnson, 4, and Jaelynn Schmidt, 2, dressed up in their best Uncle Sam(antha) attire for the children's parade, always a hit with the crowd. Center, Gavin Adelman, 6, puts all his concentration into the soap box derby. The adult division of the contest was canceled after last year when a man suffered a serious ankle injury when he plowed into a parked car. Flea market tents lined the city park as vendors sold hand-crafted wares. At right, Wes Westrum turns the brats on a grill set up outside the grocery store. Mayor Craig Mackey donates prime cuts of beef, pork and his home made brats to fund the town's fireworks display at a tent called "Mack's Food Booth." The high school's Spanish Club served dozens of root beer floats in the hot sun to fund next year's trip to Belize.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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