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Madam Carroll holds 4th of July boat parade for veterans and first responders

To kick off 4th of July The Madam Carroll held a boat parade to honor veterans and first responders. News 18's Marvin Bills spoke with the organizer and a first responder about how important this parade was during this time.

Posted: Jul 5, 2020 10:10 AM

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Happy 4th of July from the Madam Carroll

"2020 is a different year," said Organizer Matthew McKean.

This year the Madam Carroll switched things up with a boat parade not only honoring veterans but first responders as well.

"It was honoring everybody but we really wanted to send a message to our first responder community that we appreciate everything that they've been doing," said McKean.

McKean said it was awesome honoring people who are and have served while also being safe during this pandemic with face masks and social distancing. The boat also limited the number of people allowed on this year.

"It was a no brainer for the few of us that got together afterward and said we have to do something in order to honor the people that deserve it and honor our country," said McKean. 

Ryan Hahn was one of those first responders. He's a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Monticello. He said even though July 4th had to be celebrated with a few provisions it was still special.

"We all got to share kind of the same passion and we all got to kind of collaborate here or gather here and kind of share the whole jive fourth day together, the weekend together so it was very influential," said Ryan. 

His wife Kaylee Hahn who's the Digital Marketing Director for Enjoy White County said it's important to celebrate the 4th by making those who serve feel special.

"We acknowledge the high risk environment but we want to have something that also celebrates that too," said Kaylee. "Because this day is about you regardless your age, your medical background, your medical history."

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