Conditions were perfect for 4th of July celebrations in Pella. The day started with free fishing at Caldwell park, where youngsters caught bluegill, sunfish, and even a few crawdads. That was followed by a wide range of activities, including pony rides, inflatables, and frog jumping and the parade on Franklin Street. The day ended with fireworks east of Madison Elementary. If you would like to help with next year’s festivities, contact Paul Kingma. Find photos from this year’s Pella festivities with this story at KNIAKRLS.com.