Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The residents at the Adams County Nursing Center showed pride and patriotism by decorating their wheelchairs and walkers in red white and blue and celebrated with a parade Tuesday. Frances Slover, at right, decorated her walker in shiny stars, beads and an American flag. Slover won first place for the best decorated walker. At bottom left, veteran Glenn Williams holds a patriotic pillow with the word “Freedom” stitched in on the front. At top right, Ethel Henry smiles as she rolls through the hallways during the center's Fourth of July parade.

Feature photos: Patriotism reigns at Adams County Nursing Center

Published 12:13am Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Wheelchairs and walkers were decorated in red, white and blue Tuesday in preparation for the Adams County Nursing Center's Fourth of July parade.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Mildred Johnson decorated the wheels of her wheelchair in red white and blue crepe paper.
Mary Kathryn Carpenter | The Natchez Democrat — Ethel Henry’s wheelchair was decorated with red, blue and silver tinsel for the parade.
Mary Kathryn Carpenter | The Natchez Democrat — Mable Williams, at right, entered Adams County Nursing Center’s Fourth of July wheelchair and walker parade with streamers and stars decorating her oxygen tank.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — American flags waved in the hallways of the Adams County Nursing Center as the residents paraded downy he hallways in their red, white and blue.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Betty Cox waves her flags to the patriotic music during the party Tuesday.