Saturday Jul 05 2008 comments Auburn-Colfax 4th of July Celebrations By: Michael Kirby -A +A Gary Todd's picture was on the side of a van during the Colfax parade in his memory as he passed away on Monday. The Colfax businessman will missed by many. Uncle Sam, Peter VanBeckum, wants you to have a good time on the 4th of July in Auburn. A painting with a cartoon of Gary Todd was on the street in the heart of town. Mr. Todd passed away Monday and was a member of Colfax Pride, the group responsible for the Independence Day activities in Colfax. Celine Albert was crowned Young Miss 4th of July at the Gold Country Fairgounds Friday. Yvonne Ellis, Statue of Liberty, rode in Auburn's 4th of July parade Friday evening. The night sky lit up with fireworks as another 4th of July came to an end. Residents lined the streets and filled the Gold Country Fairgrounds to watch the spectacular show. The Sons of the Revolution led the Colfax parade at the Independence Day celebration Saturday. Long time Auburn businessman Ralph Roper rode an antique tractor in the Auburn's Parade Friday. The parade route from the top of Lincoln Way to the Gold Country Fairgrounds was lined with spectators cheering each float. Big view of Colfax's downtown parade Saturday. Fireworks could be seen in the Auburn night sky. Mary Jo Smith waves to onlookers from a float. Five-year-old Laura Easton was the winner of the Little Miss 4th of July for ages 4-6. Pictured with Easton is Mistress of Ceremony Jennifer Richardson. Colfax Queens (L-R) Ashley Luiz 15, Queen, Aubrey Barrett 10, Junior Queen, and Hailey Ann Hickey 6, Princess. The girls were crowned before the parade. Andrea Arnold waves to floats as they pass by. Caitlin and Kevin Quinn, part of the Quinn Family Klowns, a Colfax Parade tradition.