Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Fourth blasts around county


Fourth of July events around Whitman County include the following annual rites: the impromptu Johnson parade, Albion parade, fireworks and bands at Pullman's Sunnyside Park and the day-long events and fireworks at Endicott.

In Johnson, on the single-strip of Johnson Road a mile off of Highway 95 north of Colton, 2019 will mark the 52nd parade, which has no official organizers or sponsors. It started as a mother telling her kids to make their own fun on Fourth of July morning, 1967. The Druffel kids – children of the late Alfred “Fritz” and Jeanne Druffel – had a parade on that road...

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