Flowery festivity

Waxahachie celebrates independence with Crape Myrtle Parade

Daily Light report
Uncle Sam (Alan Fox) and Betsy Ross (Robin Fox) point the way forward during Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.
The Spirit of Waxahachie band marches during Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.
Antique cars were on display during Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.
Cindy Smith was named 2021 Crape Myrtle Queen during Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.
H-E-B, one of the leading sponsors of the day's events, participates in Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.
Ellis County Sheriff Brad Norman (left) drives a side-by-side during Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.
Hope Clinic volunteers march in Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.
Waxahachie's 23rd Crape Myrtle Parade on Saturday drew participants of the hoofed variety as well. Independence Day festivities lasted all day long and were capped by a fireworks display viewed from the parking lot at Lumpkins Stadium.