Area communities flooded with people Thursday to celebrate the Fourth of July.
The streets in Gladstone were busy Thursday as people gathered for the Fourth of July parade. Above, left, Rosemarie Hansen, 9, of Watson, Wis., forefront right, reacts as a parade participant left behind a large pile of candy. Collecting candy are from left, Emery Holmes, 3, of Watson, Elliana Egbert, 1, of White Lake, Wis., and Lynn Hansen, 3, of Watson. (Daily Press photo by Holly Richer)