Exchangites back parade

Greg Lindstrom, left, of the Exchange Club of Marquette County, presents a check to Darrell Dettmann of the Marquette Kiwanis Club. The funds are to help the Kiwanis Club with the Marquette Fourth of July Parade. Lindstrom, a longtime Exchange Club member, has for many years driven his antique Ford pickup truck at the head of the parade carrying the American flags that the club distributes to all the kids along the parade route. The Exchange Club assists about two dozen local organizations each year with funds raised at the International Food fest, which the club will be putting on the 28th annual event July 3-5 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.