Lake County communities celebrate the Fourth of July

LAKE COUNTY — Communities throughout Lake County brought out their patriotic best and went all out to celebrate America's birthday this past weekend.

People had many options to enjoy some summer fun, watch some parades and view some fireworks over several of Lake County's pristine lakes. Stores and roads were busy throughout the weekend with many visitors enjoying the holiday in Lake County.

On Saturday, Idlewild hosted its annual Independence Day parade, with a celebration following at Williams Island.

People got to enjoy boat parades over the weekend on lakes such as Loon Lake and Wolf Lake. In Luther, the whole weekend was dedicated to celebrating the Fourth with the annual Luther Logging Days.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office was busy making sure the big holiday passed over safely and smoothly, and even assisted with a traveling pontoon boat which flipped over in Irons on the corner of 10 1/2 Mile and Brooks roads.