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Published July 04, 2011, 06:26 PM

Fourth of July a big deal in Erhard

Erhard, MN (WDAY TV) - A town of just 150 people, Erhard, Minnesota is usually a quiet, quaint place. But it's anything but on the Fourth of July.

A town of just 150 people, Erhard, Minnesota is usually a quiet, quaint place. But it's anything but on the Fourth of July.

For 35 years now, they tiny town of Erhard has been putting on one of the biggest Fourth of July Celebrations in the area. But, you're not going to find a lot of fireworks here.

Dave Ripley – Erhard Fair Committee: “Lot of people have to go back to work again the next day, so this is something that's geared towards the afternoon and it's worked out quite well so we haven't changed.”

Officials estimate almost six-thousand people came out today...many just taking a breather from their weekend at the lake.

Daryl Matthew – Taking Break from Lake: “Come here for a couple hours after spending three days on the water. A lot of people like that here.”

The Erhard Fourth of July celebration has grown every year and this year's no different, more than 100 floats participated in today's parade.

Dave Ripley: “We're celebrating the birth of American and really this goes back to the roots where it's family and it's geared around family.”

The entire city shut down for this morning’s parade. From Shriners in go-karts to classic cars, it had a little bit of everything.

Kirsten Kragness – From Fergus Falls: “It's great, great turnout for a small town and a small community. It's nice to see all the people come together for a parade.”

Cassandra Maeis – From Fergus Falls: “This one like's to grab the candy and this one like's the big trucks.”

Tomorrow this tiny town will quiet down once more…until next year, when bounce houses, corn dogs, and the red white and blue come out again.

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