Hot dog eating contestants, from left, Jericho Stuntz of Port Angeles, Lincoln Forrest of Port Angeles, Sebastian Gagnon of Port Angeles, Leo Chouinard of Waupaca, Wisc., Ian Bravender of Port Angeles and Rickie Sanchez of Portland, Ore., chow down on hot dogs during Thursday’s Independence Day contest at Port Angeles City Pier. Stantz won the contest by eating 8 1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes, earning him a $10 cash card from Swain’s General Store. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hot dog eating contestants, from left, Jericho Stuntz of Port Angeles, Lincoln Forrest of Port Angeles, Sebastian Gagnon of Port Angeles, Leo Chouinard of Waupaca, Wisc., Ian Bravender of Port Angeles and Rickie Sanchez of Portland, Ore., chow down on hot dogs during Thursday’s Independence Day contest at Port Angeles City Pier. Stantz won the contest by eating 8 1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes, earning him a $10 cash card from Swain’s General Store. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula festivities on the Fourth

Hot dog eating contestants, from left, Jericho Stuntz of Port Angeles, Lincoln Forrest of Port Angeles, Sebastian Gagnon of Port Angeles, Leo Chouinard of Waupaca, Wisc., Ian Bravender of Port Angeles and Rickie Sanchez of Portland, Ore., chow down on hot dogs during Thursday’s Independence Day contest at Port Angeles City Pier.

Stantz won the contest by eating 8 1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes, earning him a $10 cash card from Swain’s General Store.

Children cavort in a sea of foam as a children’s activity on Independence Day at Port Angeles City Pier. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Children cavort in a sea of foam as a children’s activity on Independence Day at Port Angeles City Pier. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fair royalty, from left, Princess Aliya Gillett of Forks, Princess Tish Hamilton of Port Angeles, Queen Brooklyn McKnight of Port Angeles and Princess Olivia Ostlund of Sequim, ride on their float on Thursday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fair royalty, from left, Princess Aliya Gillett of Forks, Princess Tish Hamilton of Port Angeles, Queen Brooklyn McKnight of Port Angeles and Princess Olivia Ostlund of Sequim, ride on their float on Thursday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Captain Joseph House parade entry carry photos of deceased military personnel during Thursday’s Independence Day parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Captain Joseph House parade entry carry photos of deceased military personnel during Thursday’s Independence Day parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Miss Washington 2021, Maddie Louder of Seattle, waves to parade-goers on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Miss Washington 2021, Maddie Louder of Seattle, waves to parade-goers on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Princess Ashlynn Northaven, Princess Kailah Blake and Queen Ariya Goettling ride on their festival float on Independence Day in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Princess Ashlynn Northaven, Princess Kailah Blake and Queen Ariya Goettling ride on their festival float on Independence Day in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Maureen Monroe, representing the New Old Time Chautauqua stage show, spins hoops as part of their Independence Parade entry. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Maureen Monroe, representing the New Old Time Chautauqua stage show, spins hoops as part of their Independence Parade entry. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

BMX racers cruise First Street with the Lincoln Park BMX Track parade entry. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

BMX racers cruise First Street with the Lincoln Park BMX Track parade entry. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

There was a lot of smoke and flames during the Forks Fourth of July celebration at the Tillicum Park Arena as a large crowd gathered to watch their favorite demolition cars in action. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

There was a lot of smoke and flames during the Forks Fourth of July celebration at the Tillicum Park Arena as a large crowd gathered to watch their favorite demolition cars in action. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

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