Fourth of July

Jasper County Fair Queen Chelsey Lourens (top) waves to children in the audience during the Fourth of July parade in Newton. Several queens of several pageants rode in convertible cars, and members of the American Legion Post 111 (right) carried the Iowa State Flag and the American flags front and center, leading the parade. Hundreds of area residents then congregated at and around Agnes Patterson Park for the annual fireworks display (above) Thursday evening. For more photos of the parade.