Parade draws dozens to downtown Enon

Residents lined the streets along Enon on Friday afternoon as the village hosted its annual Independence Day parade.

Pleasant weather helped draw dozens of residents, and children scrambled along the side of the street for pieces of candy thrown from the parade’s participants.

Walter and Sheri Adkins, of Enon, said they’ve been attending the parade with their children for about a decade. The family had also attended a fireworks display in the village on Thursday night.

“For a small town, Enon does have a nice fireworks display,” Sheri Adkins said.

She said the weather was ideal and added that the events offer a chance to connect with family members and neighbors.

“Everybody’s in great spirits and you get to see people you haven’t seen in awhile,” she said.

Ed Cornish said he decided to come to the parade with Rowan, 4, after checking a listing of area events online. Rowan, he said, was excited to check out the fire trucks and get candy.

Amanda Hagenbuch, of Enon, said she attends Enon’s parade every year. She said organizers do a good job of making sure there are activities and floats for children to enjoy.

“They have a lot going on for the kids,” Hagenbuch said.

Chris Gilliam, of Enon, attended with his children Emma, 5, and Ethan-Lee, 6. The family planned activities throughout the weekend, including the fireworks display Thursday and enjoying hot dogs and hamburgers at the village fire station earlier in the day.

The family also planned to visit Indian Lake during the weekend.

Kandy Richardson, who also attended the parade with Gilliam, said the weather and the smaller crowd helped make the event more enjoyable.

“It was nice because it wasn’t too packed and we were able to sit up in the shade,” Richardson said.

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