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The Independence celebration came to an official end Saturday in Langlade County with festivities in White Lake that again drew a huge crowd for a day of fun.

The parade started at noon, but the event had already been rolling along for a few hours. The traditional Possum Run, a one-mile run started at 7:30 a.m. and then the 5K and 10K events got underway at 8:15 a.m.

After the runners trotted from the lakeside pavilion the stocking of coolers and the preparations for the crowds who were planning to have a sandwich later in the day got underway. Pies were cut, brats, burgers and hot dogs and plenty of buns were unpacked, grills were put in place and the coins hidden in the big pile of sawdust for the youngsters.

While the Possum Run is a true silent sport, that came to an end just before noon when the parade fired up on the south edge of the village and started moving toward the pavilion, its destination.

The procession started with the traditional color guard followed by a number of American Legion units, the parade’s grand marshal, Bob Graupner, Poppy Princess Gwendolyn Korchagin, the American Legion Auxiliary, Sylvan Wabeno American Legion and veterans on a number of motorcycles.

One of the more interesting parade entries of the day came from Manitowoc County, with the Colton Fire Department entering a fire truck and ambulance that were pink, operating under the slogan Pink Heals.

There were political representatives, too. Mark Westen, the Langlade County sheriff who is seeking re-election, was there with his family as was Joe Stegall, who is challenging for the job.

There were a number of the family banners organized by the White Lake Area Historical Society displayed amid businesses and organization entries galore. The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association’s massive Spudmobile rolled along the route, and then opened outside the pavilion for tours.

When the parade ended, many of those in the procession and watching from the sidelines collected at the pavilion for an afternoon of fun.

The first group helping with that goal was Lovin’ Country followed by Conscious Pilot on the pavilion stage.

There was a boat parade at 4:30 p.m. and the fireworks a great show capped the night shortly after 9:30 p.m.
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The White Lake Independence Parade was led by a color guard on Saturday afternoon.

Big White Lake celebration caps Independence Day
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The Independence celebration came to an official end Saturday in Langlade County with festivities in White Lake that again drew a huge crowd for a day of fun.

The parade started at noon, but the event had already been rolling along for a few hours. The traditional Possum Run, a one-mile run started at 7:30 a.m. and then the 5K and 10K events got underway at 8:15 a.m.

After the runners trotted from the lakeside pavilion the stocking of coolers and the preparations for the crowds who were planning to have a sandwich later in the day got underway. Pies were cut, brats, burgers and hot dogs and plenty of buns were unpacked, grills were put in place and the coins hidden in the big pile of sawdust for the youngsters.

While the Possum Run is a true silent sport, that came to an end just before noon when the parade fired up on the south edge of the village and started moving toward the pavilion, its destination.

The procession started with the traditional color guard followed by a number of American Legion units, the parade’s grand marshal, Bob Graupner, Poppy Princess Gwendolyn Korchagin, the American Legion Auxiliary, Sylvan Wabeno American Legion and veterans on a number of motorcycles.

One of the more interesting parade entries of the day came from Manitowoc County, with the Colton Fire Department entering a fire truck and ambulance that were pink, operating under the slogan Pink Heals.

There were political representatives, too. Mark Westen, the Langlade County sheriff who is seeking re-election, was there with his family as was Joe Stegall, who is challenging for the job.

There were a number of the family banners organized by the White Lake Area Historical Society displayed amid businesses and organization entries galore. The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association’s massive Spudmobile rolled along the route, and then opened outside the pavilion for tours.

When the parade ended, many of those in the procession and watching from the sidelines collected at the pavilion for an afternoon of fun.

The first group helping with that goal was Lovin’ Country followed by Conscious Pilot on the pavilion stage.

There was a boat parade at 4:30 p.m. and the fireworks a great show capped the night shortly after 9:30 p.m.
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The White Lake Independence Parade was led by a color guard on Saturday afternoon.
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