CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Today marked the 50th anniversary of Canfield’s Independence Day Parade.
After the annual Firecracker Fun Run, people lined the streets near the Fairgrounds for the parade.
Veterans and firefighters were some of the first groups out on the parade route, followed by floats from local organizations.
It’s a Fourth of July event that gets thousands of people every year.
“If you go down Main Street, you will see people with picnic tables out in their front yard and volleyball nets set up in the backyard. It is a real get-together for family. I think that is the best part about it,” said Terry Smith, United Methodist Church. “
The celebrations will go on into the evening at the Canfield Fairgrounds. At 7 p.m. there will be a concert with J.C. Eicher and the Goodnights, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
In Trumbull County, the annual Fourth of July celebration was going on complete with a parade, car show, games, entertainment, music and food.
The event also honored the 100th anniversary of Ernie Hall Flying School.
The school was located on North River Road, which is now the site of the Ernie Hall museum.
Directors from the museum were also the grand marshals of the parade, and said Hall had a big impact both locally and internationally.
“He started his flying school in 1915. He taught thousands of people to fly. Not only in this area, but also in World War I and World War II,” said Tom Grohl, board member of Ernie Hall Museum.
The museum is hosting its popular Wings and Wheels open house on August 9 at the museum.