WEEKEND REWIND: PHOTO GALLERY: North Olympic Peninsula celebrates Independence Day
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Fireworks explode over Port Angeles Harbor during the annual Independence Day display.
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Seaman 1st Class Gerald Gibbs, who served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II from 1943 to 1946, was chosen as this year’s Hometown Hero to ride on the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July Float on Monday in the Grand Parade.
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Edna Leppell, 85, of Forks clowns around in the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July parade.
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From left, Olivia Due, 17, of Port Angeles and her sister, Amber Due, 19, of Bellingham sit on a curb along the parade route on First Street in Port Angeles on Monday.
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Cheered on by a fan, Port Townsend’s Megan Walsh digs her teeth into a blueberry pie during the pie-eating contest at the Old School 4th of July celebration at Fort Worden State Park on Monday.
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The kids are clearly the winners in the kids vs. adults tug-of-war at the Old School 4th of July celebration at Fort Worden State Park on Monday.
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Joey Lazzaro of Sequim plays trumpet as Sequim Boy Scout Troop 1498 presents colors at the “Americans Helping Our Disabled Veterans and Their Families” event at the Sequim Elks Lodge on Monday.
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Corinne Holmes, 4, and her dad, Josh Holmes, check out this Model T Ford truck at a 20-vehicle show sponsored by the Sequim Valley Car Club during KSQM’s Monday celebration. They were visiting family in Clallam County from Snohomish. The truck is owned by Dwayne and Nikki Padgett of Sequim.
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Crowds line the sidewalks of First Street in downtown Port Angeles for the annual Independence Day parade on Monday. There were about 70 entries.
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Sequim Boys Scout Troop 1498 raises the American and Washington state flag at the Sequim Elks Lodge on Monday. The troop — including, from left, Liam Stevenson, Devin Rynearson (foreground), Braven Headley and Dylan Washburn — presented colors at the Americans Helping Our Disabled Veterans and Their Families event, which was spearheaded by Sequim veteran Bill Ellis.
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With her face painted with a flag design, Jasmine Messinger, 10, of Port Angeles watches as a decorative rock she painted is quick dried with a hair drier at a rock painting activity table at The Gateway on Monday.
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Nick Merrigan of Port Angeles pokes his head through a sasquatch cutout as he gathers his daughters, Emma, 2, left, and Hope, 5, for a whimsical photo at The Gateway “kids zone” during the Fourth of July celebrations in Port Angeles on Monday.
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Port Angeles artist Sarah Tucker takes a selfie with her cellphone as she wears a patriotic hat with matching attire during Independence Day festivities at the pavillion at The Gateway transit center in Port Angeles.
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Cort Armstrong, co-founder of the Peninsula-based bluegrass group Farmstrong, plays at Port Angeles City Pier as bandmate Jim Faddis sings in the background on Independence Day.
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Culinary artist Nathan Shields of Port Angeles creates patriotic pancakes, including flag and fireworks designs, in the kid zone at The Gateway transit center pavillion on Independence Day.
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Katie Marchant, a member of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club, left, watches as a miniature horse named Mischief attempts to sample a coffee drink held by Ladona Wilson at the start of Monday’s Independence Day parade in Port Angeles.
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Firefighters from Clallam Fire District 3 unfurl a giant American flag from one of its ladder trucks and raise it high Monday before Fourth of July events in Sequim.

Cities across the North Olympic Peninsula celebrated Independence Day in style Monday.

Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim each hosted a day of community events while Forks honored the national holiday with its annual four-day Old Fashioned Fourth of July.

Last modified: July 08. 2016 11:27AM
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