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Bessemer celebrates amid storms

By P.J. GLISSON

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BESSEMER - An extended thunderstorm late Thursday afternoon did nothing to dampen the spirits of persons viewing or participating in that evening's 4th of July parade on the main street of Bessemer.

Some sprinkles fell off and on during the event, but few people noticed and nobody cared.

At least a couple viewers wore garbage bags rather stylishly in a spontaneous effort to stay dry. Most folks, however, were decked out in patriotic versions of hats sunglasses, sequin bags and all manner of creative attire, including a husband-wife team in coordinati...