RANTOUL -- Rain washed out a bevy of activities

near Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center the evening of July 3 for the Rantoul Freedom Celebration.

Just as things were about to get rocking, a thunderstorm rolled in, flooding the area and forcing things to get packed up.

Fireworks went on as scheduled, however, as did the following day’s parade.

See more photos of this year's parade in this week's edition of the Press