HANCOCK -- It all began with an idea that Charlie Hudson saw in a children's magazine: A Fourth of July bike parade.Â
Charlie is the son of Judy and Dennis Hudson, the owners of the C&O Bike Shop in Hancock.
In a small town with limited resources that has been trying to weather a bad economy, the "simple things are the best," and that proved correct on the Fourth of July.Â
More than 20 children -- infants to 12 years old -- gathered in front of the bicycle shop in Hancock to decorate their bikes in red, white, and blue streamers, small American flags and flowers.Â
This was strictly noncompetition dÃ©cor -- just for fun, kid friendly and colorful.
Many of the children and parents wore red, white and blue; some came from Big Pool, and others just walked from their homes in town.Â