Fourth of July parade in Gifford

Rich tradition still going strong after 50+ years

A 1911 Emerson automobile was a great site to behold.
This beautiful wagon and horse hitch was a favorite.
This young lad drives a restored Farmall tractor from yesteryear.
2018 Hardin County Fair Queen Claria Sams completes her year with an appearance in the parade.
The Eldora Legion color guard leads the parade.
Dogs and parades seem to go together as this woman demonstrates.

What began more than 50 years ago as a kiddies parade in the small Hardin County community of Gifford has today became a favorite of hundreds. Visitors annually swell the tiny village for the annual July 4 parade – this year 22 minutes in length. Here are some of the 2019 highlights.