WALL, TX -- In its 13th year the Wall 4th of July Parade gave many a reason to celebrate our nation's independence day while giving back to Wall's first responders.
Since the parade started back in 2006 it's seen an annual trend in growth reaching 62 entries this year.
"The first year it started off as a couple of bikes, golf carts, and four-wheelers, but it's grown since then," says the Wall 4th of July Parade Association President Chelsea Strube. This is the biggest turnout we've had since."
In addition to celebrating America's Independence Day, the parade also celebrates the efforts of the Wall Volunteer Fire Department by donating all of the proceeds to the first responders.
"We chose the fire department from the very beginning," says Strube. "They are our first responders out here. They are the closest ones to help us in the event that there is a fire or even a car accident."
Overall Sturbe and the parade association are happy to see great support of the celebration from folks not just from Wall.
"I think the special part to me is to have all of the outpouring community support," says Strube. "Everybody that comes out from Wall, San Angelo or from any other surrounding town, I think that's the most special part that they come out together to celebrate America's birthday."
The parade association also held a hamburger lunch to raise money for the Larry Dierschke family whose home went up in flames back in May.
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