Hundreds turned out to help Oregon celebrate Independence Day at the 25th Merri-Hill Neighborhood Fourth of July Parade last week Thursday.

Parade participants sauntered down the street with their patriotic attire for all of the neighborhood to see. Fire trucks from the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District and police cars from the Oregon Police Department joined in on the fun as well.

Organizer Nadine Krenz told the Observer this would be her last to plan and she’s grateful for all the memories the event has allowed her to make over the years.

- Emilie Heidemann