Marietta isn't leaving your four-legged family members out of the fun. You can also enter your beloved fur babies in the city's online patriotic pet contest. Residents have until June 18 to showcase their pets outfitted in their red, white and blue best.
A judging committee will choose some of the top entries, and the public will vote for the Best in Show winner. Voting for the best patriotic pets will open to the public June 22-26. Check the city's Facebook page for updates.
“The coronavirus has put a hold on everyone’s life and affected our community in many ways,” said Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin. “We have changed our way of life, how our children go to school, how we shop, how we take care of our families, but I believe some things have not changed – our love of our nation still runs deep. While we canceled the July 4th celebrations in Marietta, I hope our spirit can still shine through to others and it is my hope that this little patriotic contest might provide a little carefree happiness for our community.”