The Linton Freedom Festival and parade are a tradition in the Greene County area.
Families gather. Former schoolmates get together for reunions. Fireworks. Clowns. Carnival games and rides. Floats and school bands are in the parade.
And, of course, hot weather.
It's estimated that between 20,000 and 40,000 people attend the events.
Unfortunately, not everyone can make it to the parade and be a part of the festivities along North Main and A Sts.
In the past, a Terre Haute television station has provided coverage of the parade on a tape-delayed basis. But that wasn't the same as watching the parade live.
The Greene County Daily World will offer an alternative this year. The newspaper will live stream the Freedom Festival parade starting at 10 a.m. All you'll have to do is go to the paper's website -- www.gcdailyworld.com -- and click on Channel 3 on the home page.
You can enjoy the parade from your home in Linton, Bloomfield, Jasonville or anywhere else as long as you have a computer or laptop and an Internet connection.
The newspaper is partnering with Node 1 Technology for the event. Node 1 will provide the Internet connect to allow us to live stream, and also a tent in front of their North Main St. business in case of rain.
A big pat on the back to Jake Thatcher of Node 1 for helping us provide the coverage.
The annual carnival at Humphreys Park will open Monday and continue until July 4. The midway will again be provided by James Gang Amusements.
If you attend this year's parade or are a part of it, you can watch it later on your computer. The parade will be archived on Channel 3 so you can watch it anytime you want.
Happy Fourth of July!
Chris is the general manager/editor of the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached by telephone at 847-4487 or 1-800-947-4487 or by email at email@example.com .