Boat Parade

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A local Boy Scout troupe follows behind the Madam Carroll and carries signs that say “Boy Scouts 4 Vets” in the 2021 Independence Day Boat Parade.

MONTICELLO — The Fourth of July holiday weekend in Monticello is truly a spectacle to behold. It is a holiday for everyone, and this resort town has something to offer the whole family. Citizens and visitors in the surrounding area around this lake community will come together on Saturday, July 2, to celebrate our nation and to honor the men and women who have served, both in our armed forces and to their community.

Active or veteran military service members, along with first responders, will be honored by receiving free admission to the Lake Freeman Independence Day Boat Parade, aboard the Madam Carroll, Indiana’s largest boat. The Boat Parade itself is open to anyone with a boat or watercraft, and they encourage everyone to come to Lake Freeman to partake in this event. Boats can enter a decoration contest to show their patriotic flair, or simply ride along and enjoy this holiday cruise.

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