Photos: LH Exchange Club Parade July 4

Another Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade is in the history books, and the 2011 version was as rip-roarin’ as any I’ve ever seen. Newly elected Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings headed up festivities as Grand Marshall in Tom Lainson’s 1961 Corvette, and the LH Military Moms beamed with pride as they displayed photos of their sons on active duty.

Unimpressed with vintage cars were LH’s toddlers and school-aged children, preferring to ride bicycles or be pulled on Radio-Flyer wagons dolled-up with red-white-and-blue streamers of every sort. And, somehow looking poised and beautiful despite the warm temperatures, the Wildcat cheerleaders, Highlandettes and Wranglers had big smiles for the big crowds. Check out my photo slideshow above, including pics taken by LH’s Doug Williams and Exchange Club’s Don Lee. Thanks, guys!

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  • DEB

    Have lived in Lake Highlands for a few years. Finally made to your 4th of July parade.

    Was surprised that there was anyone left to watch.

    Only disappointment was…where was the LHHS marching band?
    I really missed them.

  • Greg

    For any who have heard the oft-used description of LH as having “a small town feel in the big city” but has never been to this parade you must change your annual July 4th routine for one year and make it out. It is such a great (and unique) picture of LH and the great families, schools, churches and small businesses that collectivley make up “Lake Highlands, Texas!”

    We attended the parade in 2001 before we owned a home here and within two months we were excited new homeowners and have been to every parade/carnival since! We believe it is the best day of the year in LH!

  • Keri Mitchell

    These pictures are worth millions of words. Thanks, Carol, Doug and Don!

  • Susan Solomon

    I love the pictures! We weren’t able to attend this year, but I felt like I was there! It brought back memories of when my children were young.

  • Katha Black

    Great pictures! Thank you so much for July 4th slide show.