Day of celebration

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Jim Russenberger of Royal takes a drink at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer while waiting for the sun to set and 4th of July festivities to begin at the annual event. According to one report, the heat index was 104 degrees before the sun went down. (Photos by Michael Fischer)
Russ Shaw of Spencer stands at attention as the flags of the military branches pass by during the annual 4th of July celebration at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer on Wednesday, July 4. The evening capped off with the crowd favorite fireworks display.

Jim Lau of Sioux City stands at attention while the national anthem is played during the flag ceremony at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer on Wednesday evening, July 4. The Parade of Flags precedes the annual 4th of July fireworks in Spencer.
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