Kell House Museum puts on 'biggest' and 'Most Patriotic' Fourth of July Celebration

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Texoma celebrated the birth of our nation as hundreds came out to the Kell House Museum in Wichita Falls for the 33rd annual Fourth of July Celebration.

Event curators said the event was the biggest and most patriotic event yet.

The celebrations held numerous family activities from face painting, cake walk and yard games.

It all started with the "Most Patriotic Parade" which lived up to its name.

Hundreds of spectators came out and cheered along the parade route wearing their most patriotic colors.

The parade started at 9:00 a.m. along 9th Street from Ohio up the hill through Bluff Street and ending at the Kell House.

As big as the celebrations were, Roger Hinesh, the event's PA, said the most important thing about Independence Day is what the American flag represents.

"I remember the three colors: the red for the blood that's spilled, the white for the purity we try to strive for and the blue for the skies like the Wichita Falls' motto, 'Blue Skies, Golden Opportunities,'" Hinesh said.

Hinesh is a military veteran having served four years in the Navy during the 1950s.

Mike Johnson, North Texas Patriot Guard Rider mission ride captain, said today is a holiday for everyone not only veterans. He said the country is a melting pot and that is how it should be.

"You can look around you see people of every color, shape, size, religious affiliation, they're all out here celebrating our nation's birthday."

Awards were given for the "most patriotic" outfits and vehicles as well.

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