If you're a true "Yankee Doodle Dandy" — born on the Fourth of July — there's a spot in Modesto's Independence Day parade waiting for you.
For the 20th consecutive year, Doris Scanlon is calling on those who share her July 4 birthday to don red, white and blue and join her on a float in the downtown celebration.
Scanlon was the lone rider the first year but has been joined since by a passel of others on a flatbed truck.
Over time, riders have ranged from a baby celebrating his first birthday to a 93-year-old man.
People who want to ride on the float can call Scanlon at 524-3246.