Lands End celebrates 4th of July with annual parade

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Photo above: There was plenty of fun to be had throughout the Beaufort area over the long July 4 weekend, from fireworks to parades to barbecues and more. Not to be outdone by the adults, 23-month-old Becca Matthews of Franklin, Tenn., rides her red wagon in the annual Lands End Fourth of July parade on St. Helena Island. Photos by Bob Sofaly. 

This float was designed as pirate ship, complete with cannons.
This float was designed as pirate ship.
Gibson O’Neal, center, has some difficulty with his bubble wand during the annual Lands End Fourth of July parade on July 1 on St. Helena Island. Unable to get any serious bubbles generated, Gibson took to throwing candy to onlookers.
Gibson O’Neal, center, has some difficulty with his bubble wand during the annual Lands End Fourth of July parade on July 1 on St. Helena Island. Unable to get any serious bubbles generated, Gibson took to throwing candy to onlookers.
Some participants walked in the annual Lands End Fourth of July parade. Here, some wear placards commenting about different times throughout American history.
Some participants walked in the annual Lands End Fourth of July parade. Here, some wear placards commenting about different times throughout American history.