Some of Michiana still celebrating Independence Day

LaGrange County, Ind -- The town of Topeka says because the holiday landed on a Sunday, they decided to celebrate the day after, on a Monday, out of respect for their Amish community.

The parade is a town and county favorite, so to lose the event in 2020, was devastating to most of the community. 

"Last year it was sort of quiet around here. It was Nothing going on, nobody around. So it was a little different and I’m glad its back this year and I think it’s going to be a really wonderful parade again." said Topeka resident Doug Fought 

This year, the parade is considered watered down to the organizers, due to the events they removed because of Covid.

Even thought the event is missing events, other spectators and participants are just glad to be back in action and seeing everyone face to face.

"I think it’s really exciting. Everybody gets to get back together as a community and get to see each other face to face again and be in each other’s presence and I think the community really needed that." said Topeka Chamber PresidentStacey Massey

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