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Over 100 entries take part in Keokuk Labor Day Parade

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KEOKUK, Ia. (WGEM) -

Thousands of people gathered along Main Street in Keokuk for another Labor Day tradition; the annual parade.

This year's parade featured over 100 entries including fire trucks, marching bands, labor unions, politicians and religious groups, all showing off floats and tossing candy to the kids.  

Glenn Sanders with the Fishing for Freedom group, which takes wounded veterans on fishing trips, says the parade is a way to get the organization's name out there.

"Trying to spread the word about our event.  Get more boaters involved, so we can take more veterans out next year," Sanders said.

Fishing for Freedom takes place every year on the Mississippi River on the first weekend in June.

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