Celebrating the Fourth of July


Addilyn Hammaker, left, of Sidney, daughter of Jessica Hammaker, and Jack Schweitzer, of Sidney, son of Lesley and Gary Schweitzer, take part in a patriotic Fourth of July themed parade at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA recently.

Star Weigandt, 9, of Minster, daughter of Todd Weigandt and Julianne Weigandt, is held high by Nikki Richardson, of Troy, as Weston Sale, left, looks on during a performance by members and coaches of the Cheer Barn. The event was held at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4, and included performances by Fort Loramie cheerleaders.

Cheer Barn member Lora Grewe, 13, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Peggy and David Grewe, performs during a joint Cheer Barn and Fort Loramie Cheerleader demonstration at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4.

Kaleigh Perkins, 6, of Sidney, daughter of Amy and Erman Perkins takes a bite of her snow cone at the Fourth of July Festival held on the Shelby County Fairgrounds Friday, July 3.

Noah Bundy, right, 7, of Sidney, son of Tasha Bundy and James Bundy, gets his face painted in red, white and blue by Elizabeth Cantrell, of Piqua, at a Connection Point Church Relay for Life Team booth behind the Sidney High School during Fourth of July activities.

Adam Siegel, 12, of Fort Loramie, son of Mike and Janet Siegel, plays some beanbag toss at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4.

Aubrey Baker, 11, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Annette and Jack Baker, looks meaningfully at the quarter she just lost during a game of Chuck-a-Luck at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4. Money raised from the game goes to fund the Lake Loramie Improvement Association, Inc.

Lily Rose Cotner, 2, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Craig and Holly Cotner, rides a giant beetle at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4.

Addilyn Hammaker, left, of Sidney, daughter of Jessica Hammaker, and Jack Schweitzer, of Sidney, son of Lesley and Gary Schweitzer, take part in a patriotic Fourth of July themed parade at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA recently.

Star Weigandt, 9, of Minster, daughter of Todd Weigandt and Julianne Weigandt, is held high by Nikki Richardson, of Troy, as Weston Sale, left, looks on during a performance by members and coaches of the Cheer Barn. The event was held at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4, and included performances by Fort Loramie cheerleaders.

Cheer Barn member Lora Grewe, 13, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Peggy and David Grewe, performs during a joint Cheer Barn and Fort Loramie Cheerleader demonstration at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4.

Kaleigh Perkins, 6, of Sidney, daughter of Amy and Erman Perkins takes a bite of her snow cone at the Fourth of July Festival held on the Shelby County Fairgrounds Friday, July 3.

Noah Bundy, right, 7, of Sidney, son of Tasha Bundy and James Bundy, gets his face painted in red, white and blue by Elizabeth Cantrell, of Piqua, at a Connection Point Church Relay for Life Team booth behind the Sidney High School during Fourth of July activities.

Adam Siegel, 12, of Fort Loramie, son of Mike and Janet Siegel, plays some beanbag toss at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4.

Aubrey Baker, 11, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Annette and Jack Baker, looks meaningfully at the quarter she just lost during a game of Chuck-a-Luck at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4. Money raised from the game goes to fund the Lake Loramie Improvement Association, Inc.

Lily Rose Cotner, 2, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Craig and Holly Cotner, rides a giant beetle at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday, July 4.