The Collier County Sheriff's Office joined in the Independence Day celebration in Everglades City on Saturday.
The event kicked off with an opening ceremony at McLeod Park followed by the annual Everglades Parade. A float deisgned to highlight CCSO's Build-A-Boat summer youth program won the coveted title of "Best Float".
Food, music, games, raffles, and an arts and crafts sale added to the family fun until the fireworks began around 9 p.m.
From left: Sgt. Robert Bredwell and Everglades residents Alex Thompson, Emily Brown and Rachel McMillin are shown with CCSO's Build-A-Boat float.
Photo by Susan Gentry/CCSO