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Families gather to enjoy Fourth on Broadway tradition

Jae Kelley, her daughter Fynlee and mother Geri Jones Jae Kelley, her daughter Fynlee and mother Geri Jones
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Brooke Woodward grew up in Lubbock, going to the Fourth on Broadway Parade every summer. 

"I love the fireworks and that the whole community comes together and does the parade," she said, "and just all the festivities throughout the day. There's never a dull moment, you see lots of pets and kids, so it's an exciting time."

This year, she introduced it to her husband of one year, Trey Woodward.  

"It's exciting to see the memories that I partook in," she said, "and now he can, too." 

Trey is from Temple, Texas and said he had never seen a community come together for an event like he saw at the parade. 

"Where I'm from, we didn't really have a huge parade," he said. "It was something small and it's not something that everybody did."

Now the parade is an event they plan to revisit each year, with a few little ones of their own someday. 

"Yeah," Woodward said. "It'll probably be a tradition now."

It's a tradition that Jae Kelley of Lubbock just started with her three month old daughter, Fynlee, and her mother, Geri Jones. 

"It's great just to have three generations and Fynlee will remember this probably and come every year," Kelley said, "so it will just kind of be a family tradition for all of us to share."

However, the parade family tradition is not a new concept to Lubbock citizen Mary Dominguez. 

"We can't miss it," she said, "especially with the grandchildren."

And, she hasn't. It is an event she has attended with her children and grandchildren for the past 23 years. 

"Just seeing all the people and all the kids and grand kids enjoy it," she said, "That's just what makes us happy."

SLIDESHOW: Fourth on Broadway Parade 2014

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