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Annual False River Boat Parade draws crowds

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JARREAU - Hundreds of people came out to False River to celebrate the 4th of July and take part in what could be the state's largest water balloon fight.

"To be honest with you, that huge water balloon fight going on out there, if that's not the coolest thing you can do on the Fourth of July, I don't know what is," said Matthew Smith, who was visiting False River for the first time.

The festivities feature a boat parade and pier decorating contest with the theme "Louisiana Musical Legends."

"Our type of music is known across the world, and it's a great time for America and it's a great time to show our pride in America," said Dennis Meyers who won the pier decorating contest.

Many families spent the day with loved ones, reflecting on what independence means to them.

"It's good to get away with friends and remember what's important in life, I think that's what we really need to concentrate on, not just today, but everyday," said Susan Landry, who was spending the day with family and friends.

This is the 31st year for the festivities on False River.


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