UNCERTAIN — The celebration of Independence Day continued in Uncertain on Saturday with the one-of-a-kind Fourth of July floating parade and comical, yet fashionable Ms. Uncertain pageant.
Participants were invited to decorate their boats — meeting at the Bradley Canal Bridge for the prize-winning parade and ending at Johnson’s Ranch — and also decorate their beau for the title of Ms. Uncertain, said Shirley Michael Moore, an organizer. The celebration continued through the night with live music and a fireworks show to wow the crowd.
“We just have such a good time here,” said Tildon Gillum, the emcee for the celebration. Gillum’s band, the Tildon Gillum Band, also entertained the crowd.
“It’s all in the spirit of bringing everybody together,” Gillum said of Saturday’s celebration.
“This is America’s day,” he said of the Independence Day observance. “Actually, that was two days ago, but it’s still America’s day. Every day is America’s day.
“We love this country; we love everybody in it and we just like to celebrate it and have a good time,” he said.
Izaiah Marsh, who won the title of Ms. Uncertain for the second time, said he had a blast. His girlfriend, Haylee Maples, dressed him for the occasion.
“It feels good,” Maples said of her boyfriend’s win.
Marsh, whose stage name was Marilyn “Buck Nasty” Monroe, said he had a blast flaunting a Marilyn Monroe wig while modeling his patriotic sundress decked with hair bows.
“At first it was really awkward, but once you get out there, you just have to have fun,” he said of the entertaining contest.
Marsh said he enjoys the celebratory spirit of Uncertain.
“It’s awesome. It’s really nice out here,” he said. “It’s really peaceful and when everyone gets together, it really is a party. When everyone gets together, we just have a lot of fun. It’s just lovely out here.”