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  • Mckenna Smith, 12, of Palatine, dons a mixture of red, white and blue balloons as Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade steps off on Saturday.

      Mckenna Smith, 12, of Palatine, dons a mixture of red, white and blue balloons as Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade steps off on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Brianna Akinfala, 4, of Vernon Hills, screams with excitement as the fire trucks come down the street as her sister Sarah, 5, runs for cover at Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade.

      Brianna Akinfala, 4, of Vernon Hills, screams with excitement as the fire trucks come down the street as her sister Sarah, 5, runs for cover at Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Murphy, a basset/beagle mix, has a tongue-wagging good time as owner Lindsay Schubel Nagle looks on at Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade.

      Murphy, a basset/beagle mix, has a tongue-wagging good time as owner Lindsay Schubel Nagle looks on at Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Thakar Basati of Palatine walks at Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade on Saturday.

      Thakar Basati of Palatine walks at Palatine's annual Hometown Fest Fourth of July parade on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The annual parade at the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest followed a one-mile route Saturday that began on Cedar Street and worked its way to Community Park.

Parade entries included Palatine organizations and businesses, village government officials, and the police and fire departments.

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