If you missed Maxwelton’s 100th parade on the 4th of July…

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PHOTO ESSAY BY DAVID WELTON
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
July 8, 2015

Yes, the Maxwelton Community Club now has it on record—they’ve now officially held ONE HUNDRED Fourth of July parades!

And WLM photographer David Welton was on hand to record it, in case you weren’t able to attend. The annual parade is the single event that Whidbey Island folks most associate with this beachside community. If you’ve never attended, start making plans for next year—to not only show up, but to put yourself smack in the midst of the fun celebration. Form your own contingent of family, friends—or just you, by yourself, and celebrate the Fourth with the community! Here’s some ideas of what you might do to join in…

If you're gonna march along,  bring your own source of shade.

If you’re gonna march along, bring your own source of shade…and propulsion.

 Consider camouflaging yourself with patriotic hair coloring and face painting

Bashful? Consider camouflaging yourself with patriotic face painting!

Stand tall above the crowds, or plan to swirl around everyone else like Toni Talia Marcus.

Stand tall above the crowds, or plan to swirl around everyone else—like Toni Talia Marcus.

Cover yourself in red, white and blue—everywhere.

You can’t go wrong if you cover yourself all over in red, white and blue.

Ride your unicycle, bicycle or bring your classic car

Ride your unicycle, bicycle or bring your classic car.

Most people toss treats like candy, but remember—there must be healthy alternatives!

Most people toss treats like candy, but remember—there must be healthy alternatives!

The older your "classic" car is, the better!

The older your “classic” car is, the better!

Why not create your own band, like these enterprising folks?

Why not create your own band, like these enterprising folks?

It's the Fourth of July, so it's really about embrac-ing our patriotism, and sharing in the fun!

It’s the Fourth of July, so it’s really about embracing our patriotism, and sharing in the fun!

What an opportunity for the kids to play!

What an opportunity for the kids to play!

David Welton is a retired physician and staff photographer for Whidbey Life magazine.

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