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Freedom Fest a hit
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Seth Wright photos Capping off Thursday morning's Fourth of July celebration in downtown McMinnville was the Mr & Miss Stars and Stripes pageant held at the Park Theater at 11 a.m. Winners are, from left, Blakelee Brumley, Ms 0 - 6 months; Benjamin Oliver Barboza, Mr 0 - 6 months; Mason Moore, Mr 7 - 12 months; Harlen Brooks Fox, Mr 13 - 18 months; Ryder Kate Curtis, Ms 19 - 24 months; Carmen Melissa Mullins, Ms 25 - 30 months; Emersyn O'Neal, Ms 31 -35 months; Racelynn Cole Curtis and Brezelyn Millraney, co-Ms 3- 5 years; and Nyla Millraney, Ms 6 - 8 years. Not pictured is Hazel Cooper, Ms 13 - 18 months. At back are pageant assistants, Ashber Coates, Tennessee Tri-Star Princess; Leela Beaty, Miss Tennessee's Teen; and Harper Fuston, Teen Fairest of the Fair.
Ben Lomand Connect (BLC) and First National Bank of Middle Tennessee (FNB) added a little extra spark to the annual Fourth of July celebration at Milner Recreation Center (MRC) Thursday night. The two businesses came together to present the first Independence Day Freedom Fest Celebration.