Kids parade

  Despite a few rain delays, the July 4 holiday went well in Belmond. The kiddie parade on Wednesday started a few minutes early due to threatening weather. The big parade on Thursday was delayed one hour. The fireworks were moved from Thursday evening to Friday evening due to a persistent rain. The rest of the weekend was dry. You'll find many, many more July 4 photos in this week's Belmond Independent -- online or on paper.