The APME has honored the attached photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for July 2015.
Thanks to Dan Marschka and LNP photo staff for judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
"This image captured a moment that permitted some planning, but we all know that these types of events can be chaotic too. The photographer was at the
right place at the right time ready to create the representative photo. Classic Americana. He probably paid for it by getting wet too."
Cousins Ann Claire Schenkel, left, and Greer Shenkel dance around Aurora Circle in the spray of a fire hose after a fourth of July parade in High Point Terrace, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Neighborhood residents gathered for their 66th annual parade -- the longest standing Independence Day Parade in Memphis -- which ended with the traditional dousing compliments of the Memphis Fire Department. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)