Cooleemee goes red, white and blue for Independence Day celebration

Published 9:44 am Thursday, July 15, 2021

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By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

Cooleemee’s July 4th parade was celebrated Monday, July 5.  The sidewalk was filled with spectators filled with anticipation for candy to fill pockets of loved ones.

Floats were filled with children, adults and golf carts toted families and friends.

Many antique cars were on display shinning like brand new ones right off the lot.

Ones of Cooleemee’s masters, Jack Jerome, rode his lawnmower while decked out for the celebration. He just might be the oldest master in Cooleemee.

Ann Miller Spry was sitting with grandson Zach in which he shouted “Amen” when the camera clicked.  No doubt they were having fun.

Teachers of summer school took time out to enjoy the festivities, too.

Commissioner Jeannie Taylor was handing out arms full of frozen chilly willies, Daphne Beck proved she could blow bubbles while handing out watermelon and the hotdog line was long but no one complained about the wait.

The slip n’ slide is always a big hit and tiny ones up to Cooleemee’s fire chief went down the slide.  It was hot so getting wet was enjoyed by all.

A lot of photos were taken so if you don’t see yours in the paper, go to and you may see it there.

Feel free to contact me at or call 336.250.1133.  I would love to hear from you.