Photos: Delano puts on 'oldest and largest' July 4 celebration


World War II veteran Fred Gordon rides in the parade.
1 World War II veteran Fred Gordon rides in the Delano Fourth of July parade. The 99-year-old Gordon fought in the Battle of the Bulge and still sings in his church choir at Delano Baptist Church, according to friend Mark Olson. 
Peter Depa shouts
2 Eleven-year-old Peter Depa shouts "hit the bucket!" at floats throwing out candy as 5-year-old Annamarie Depa waits for candy to come their way. 
The Zuhrah Cycle Corps ride in the parade.
3 The Zuhrah Cycle Corps ride in the parade. 
The Delano High School marching band make their way in the parade.
4 The Lakeville South High School marching band makes their way in the parade. 
A Cub Scout from Pack 273 aims a water balloon.
5 A Cub Scout from Pack 273 aims a water balloon. 
Three-year-old Kayson Goncalves waves at floats.
6 Three-year-old Kayson Goncalves waves at floats. 
Children try to catch candy.
7 Children scramble for candy thrown from floats during the Delano Fourth of July parade. 
Brody Barnes squeezes water into his mouth.
8 Brody Barnes squeezes water into his mouth. 
Parade-goers line River St. in downtown Delano.
9 Parade-goers line River Street in downtown Delano. 
A child's ears are covered.
10 A child's ears are covered. 
Kaylyn Toews plays in streamers.
11 Kaylyn Toews plays in streamers. 
Streamers fly over the parade.
12 Streamers fly over the parade. 
Kids scramble for candy.
13 Kids scramble for candy. 
Two-year-old Alanee Brettingen dances in the street.
14 Two-year-old Alanee Brettingen dances in the street in between floats during the Delano Fourth of July parade. 
Parade-goers watch floats pass by.
15 Parade-goers watch floats pass by. 
Kids load candy into a miniature wheelbarrow.
16 Kids load candy into a miniature wheelbarrow. 
Tom Emmer high-fives children.
17 U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, a Republican in the 6th District, high-fives children as he walks in the parade.