CAMDEN POINT, Mo. — Residents and guests flocked to Camden Point City Park over the weekend to take part in family friendly activities for the annual Freedom Festival.
The festival began Saturday, June 24 with a parade that started at North Platte Elementary School and traveled east on Third Street before ending at the Post Office at Third and Camden Street. Members of the American Legion Post 287 from Savannah, Mo. led the parade, carrying the American flag with grand marshals Curt and Linda Cook just behind.
The Cooks were honored for their many years of remaining active in the community.
Fire trucks from the Camden Point, Edgerton-Trimble and Dearborn area fire protection districts followed the grand marshals along with members of the American Legion Post 445 based out of Edgerton, Mo. Once the parade was over, most of the spectators were able to walk the short distance back to the festival grounds along Interurban Road.
The members from American Legion Post 287 raised the American flag at the “Freedom Flag” memorial to officially open up the festival.
Live music, games, rides and food were all available for everyone for the rest of the evening. Boy Scout Troop 714 from Edgerton, Mo. cooked hot dogs and burgers while fresh kettle corn was also being popped. Representatives from the North Platte School District were also present selling candy and school T-shirts.
Kids were able to enjoy face painting, airbrush tattoos, carnival rides, a ride in a miniature fire truck and train before a fireworks show was held once the sun set to mark the end of the festival.