The River Road Neighborhood Association’s annual Fourth of July parade is on our agenda again this year. Our thanks to Blanquita Sullivan for taking on the job of organizing the event. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodlawn low-water crossing and continue up River Road to Allison Park where we will have a gathering for refreshments, rewarding of prizes and a reading by Chris Green of the Declaration of Independence. Our jazz-great neighbor, Jim Cullum, whose band plays regularly at The Landing on the River Walk and can be heard weekly on public radio, has volunteered himself and two or three of his musicians to lead the parade with patriotic music, which no doubt also will accompany events at Allison Park.
Red, white and blue colors will be the theme, so don’t forget to bring and wave your flags. Also, parents are urged to have their children and their dogs wear those colors and use them to decorate their bicycles, tricycles, wagons or whatever. There will be prizes for the most patriotic bicycle, best costume and, of course, most patriotic dog.
Let’s have a good crowd. Thanks
UPDATE: The RRNA would like to thank Blanquita Sullivan for organizing the 4th of July effort which not only included her father’s band, but a pony & llama as well! Thanks Blanquita!
If anyone has photographs from the parade, please let me know. We would like to post them on the website.