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Laporte Days offers parades, flags, dogs, games, raffles

"Soldier" Cameron Labelle, 6, adjusts the flag on his sister, Sadie Christoferson's face. The pair were entered in the kids parade, which always draws creative entries, the product of hard-working parents. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 7
A member of the color guard saluted a flag during the National Anthem. Patriotic themes and remembrances marked the weekend. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 7
Gizmo leaps over a fence during a 4-H demonstration. The Laporte Comets, best known for their dog handling skills, put on a demonstration in between parades. Dogs leaped, ducked through tunnels, sat quietly on a platform and were rewarded with treats for their efforts. Then, many got to ride in the parade. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)3 / 7
"Uncle Sam," as envisioned in a Dr. Suess story, rode his bike in the parade. He was played by Evan Pohl, 7. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)4 / 7
This bedraggled knight was played by Landyn Leonhardt, 2. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)5 / 7
Farmer Jaelynn Schmidt, 2, rode with her stuffed animals in the parade. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)6 / 7
The Patriot Guard leads most Laporte parades. Bikers then race back up the hill to the fire hall, signaling an end to the festivities. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)7 / 7
Sarah Smith

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

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