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Ellie and Anna Glass of Vail, Colo., paint their mermaid tails in preperation for the Lake Eunice Fourth of July boat parade. They are here visiting their grandparents Jeff and LeAnn Grabow. The sisters wanted to re-create a boat theme, Under the Sea, the family had in the past. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

July 4 tradition at the lakes

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When it comes to celebrating the red, white and blue on the water, it’s a family affair.

LeAnn Grabow and her sister Lynn Schram head up the Lake Eunice boat parade, and each year they spend time planning and decorating the three boats that hold all their family members. This year they are planning for 30-40 relatives, which is lower than the usual 50 they have.


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