On the border of Hillsborough and Pasco county, the town of Lutz held its annual Independence Day parade.
Tim Vorhees brought his family to the parade.
"We just moved to Lutz back in October and seemed like a really fun thing to do," said Vorhees. "I'm from a small town up in Ohio and it's been great."
Vintage World War II army trucks were on display to honor those who served.
Attendees say this event had everything you would expect from a small town celebration.
"The parade is the best. The food is good. The entertainment is good and right now they are raffling off the cakes. Cakes is good too, " said resident Carmen Norwood.
The cakes looked like works of art. Alexandra Pramberger won the bid on a cake decorated with pin wheels and waffle cones. When asked what she planned on doing with it, she replied, "I'm going to bring it to my aunt's house and eat it."
Besides celebrating the birth of the nation, this small Hillsborough county town was also celebrating its one hundredth anniversary.
T-shirts showing the old train depot were sold, and families related to the town's first settlers were guests in the parade. What was once a stage coach stop from Brooksville to Tampa is now a town of community and diversity.
"I think that we're leaving history for our children and grandchildren," said Ardyth Bahr, a member of the town's centennial committee. "And we just hope that they carry on the tradition."
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