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Pegram hosts biggest Fourth of July parade in city history

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Pegram, TN, has the population of a few thousand, and people choose to live here for the peace and quiet, but they know to forget all of that on the Fourth of July.

"Absolutely, that's why we moved here. We just love the feel of community and the small town. Everybody comes out to celebrate and we have a good time together," said resident Kandy Kapanka.

The morning parade was red, white and blue beautiful, an all-American celebration along Highway 70.

There were free powdered doughnuts for breakfast, burgers on the grill for lunch and one big mobile classic hot dog.

"It's a wonderful sense of community. Wonderful friends out for a great time. It's what America is all about, it really is. It's a beautiful thing in a beautiful little town. There's really nothing like it around central Tennessee, even. It's just a really special place to be," said Jack Kapanka.

The perfect weather helped make this the biggest turnout in Pegram parade history.

Same goes for the afternoon fun at Pegram Park. Give credit to the brave volunteers willing to declare independence from the dunking machine's dry seat.

"It's a small town and it's got small town values and it's just pure Americana. I'm from a small town in Minnesota and this is as close as I can get to Minnesota today," said Mary Jo Smith.

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