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Lakeshore Estates celebrates Independence Day with parade for the Hubbard Creek Lake neighborhood

Lakeshore Estates celebrates Independence Day with parade for the Hubbard Creek Lake neighborhood
July 05
16:20 2020

The residents of the Lakeshore Estates neighborhood at Hubbard Creek Reservoir (aka Hubbard Creek Lake) gathered Saturday evening, July 4, for an Independence Day parade featuring their patriotically festooned golf carts and other vehicles.

About 20 entries in the parade were decked out in red, white and blue ribbons, garland and bunting. And, of course, there were many American flags waving, from the vehicles and by the parade participants, as well as the parade watchers.

There were about 20 entries in the Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade in Lakeshore Estates at Hubbard Creek Lake on Saturday evening. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Those taking part in the parade decorated their golf carts and other modes of transportation, including a vintage car, a dune buggy, a few ATVs, a couple of bicycles, a barrel train and even a tractor pulling a kayak.

The parade was organized by Jacyln Morehart, who was familiar with a similar activity in Carthage on Lake Murvaul, where her mom grew up.

“We have a really great neighborhood of people out here,” she said about the Lakeshore Estates neighborhood, where her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carroll and Jack Morehart live. “Everybody just seems to want to get together and do fun stuff. And this was a great way to celebrate while staying socially distanced and all that good stuff.”

This was the first time for the neighborhood to hold the parade, which was loosely organized with participants decorating their own golf carts and showing up at the appointed time. “We had no idea who was coming; they just showed up,” Carroll Morehart said. “It was wonderful.”

Neighbors of all ages waited outside on porches and along the streets to wave at the parade participants as they circled twice around the loop of county roads.

“I was amazed,” Carroll Morehart said. “I didn’t think there would be this many people.”

As soon as the parade was over, the neighbors were already planning their next parade; they’re considering a neighborhood Christmas parade.

Click here to see Tony Pilkington’s Photo Gallery from the event.

Neighborhood kids in Lakeshore Estates wave flags as the Golf Cart Parade passes by on Saturday evening, July 4, 2020. About 20 vehicles entered the parade. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Tony Pilkington and Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: About 20 golf carts and other vehicles, decorated in red, white and blue, circled around the Lakeshore Estates neighborhood Saturday evening for an Independence Day parade. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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