In a community tradition that stretches back nearly 100 years, the Southampton Days annual Fourth of July parade went off without a hitch again last week.
Thousands lined Second Street Pike to witness various community members strut their stuff in celebration of our nation's independence.
The Southampton Days Committee recognized several participants for their efforts, following a flag-raising ceremony at the conclusion of the parade on Wednesday.
In the Floats category:
1st Place - Lovenstein Family
2nd Place - Girl Scouts
3rd Place - Concordia Lodge No. 67
In the Organizations category:
1st Place - Southampton Knights Cheerleaders
2nd Place - Action Karate
3rd Place - Boy Scout Troop 400
Each entry in the parade was judged on the following criteria: theme, work and appearance.
In each category, first prize was awarded $150, second prize received $100 and third prize received $75.
Congratulations to all who participated.