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Wellfleet Fourth of July Parade I

Wellfleet Fourth of July Parade I

Wellfeet Fourth of July II

Wellfeet Fourth of July II

A 4th of July celebration emblematic of the Outer Cape:

Like many small towns across America, Wellfleet’s parade incorporated classic cars, fire engines, Scouts, and the floats of small businesses to mark Independence Day.  I especially liked a local vegetable market’s enormous papier mache carrot.

The Wellfleet Public Library’s float announced its fundraiser to install solar panels. Marchers carried banners with slogans to raise awareness of “Nature Deficit Disorder” and to remind the crowds to continue to work for peace. They advocated for affordable health care. Young people carried a banner with Henry David Thoreau’s command. Simplify.

People out here want to be close to nature.  To eat organic carrots. To work for peace. To simplify.  They also want to have fun.

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