FOGGY FOURTH FESTIVITIES: Rain doesn’t stop Superior Fourth of July parade

Rain doesn't stop Superior Fourth of July parade
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 6:36 PM CDT
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SUPERIOR, WI. (KBJR) - Rain didn’t keep the City of Superior from cancelling its annual Fourth of July parade.

The city cancelled its Independence Day fireworks show, but went ahead with the parade.

Residents of all ages flocked to Belknap Avenue to catch floats from Superior Police and Fire Departments and local dance studios and realty companies.

“Rain can’t stop us from having fun,” Nora Roufs said.

One of Roufs favorite parts of the parade this year was the candy.

“They give you so much, they don’t give you one piece, they give you like a whole hand full,” she said.

According to Roufs, the Fourth of July is one of her favorite holidays. It’s also her friend’s, Stella Pohl, favorite too.

Pohl was able to stay somewhat dry from the rain throughout the morning.

“We had umbrellas and I didn’t have a hood but it was fine,” Pohl said.

While Roufs loved the candy, Pohl was drawn towards the floats passing by.

“I liked all the dancers and the cool floats,” she said.

Pohl’s dad, Casey Pohl, wasn’t too phased by the weather either.

“We didn’t really care if we got wet or not,” he said, “because it was fun watching the kids grab the candy and interacting with all the floats that came by.”

Both Nora Roufs and Stella Pohl were sad that the city cancelled the fireworks scheduled for the evening, but Casey Pohl was a little relieved.

“That means I get to go to bed a little earlier today and the girls don’t get to stay up past their bed time tonight.”

In a statement Mayor Jim Paine of Superior said the city was “disappointed that the festivities on Barker’s Island have been cancelled but the weather has prevented the safe preparation of the show.”

He said the city did not have time to assemble the fireworks in time for the festival.

Mayor Paine also said the city has not chosen a date for a fireworks show but they “will announce the exact date once plans are final.”

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