The Fourth of July started with a bang for Riley Harris.
He crossed the finish line first Monday morning to win the annual Stars and Stripes Fun Run in downtown McMinnville with a time of 17:54.
It marked the beginning of a festive day as the Yankee Doodle Children's Parade ushered in plenty of red, white and blue.
Yankee Doodle winners by category
Baby to Preschool -- Rayce Roberts
K-1 Grade -- Ezra Smartt
2-3 Grade -- Iva Newman
4-5 Grade -- Kaydence Walling
Group -- Maverick and Skylee McCormack.
The baby show was a treat inside the air-conditioned comfort of Park Theater.
It was announced the Stars and Stripes Fun Run had 225 to register, a high number compared to recent years.
Be sure to catch Wednesday's edition of the Standard for many more pictures and Fourth of July coverage.