You're a Grand Old Village
The village of Pinehurst celebrated a sweltering Fourth of July this year, but the heat seemed to have little effect on loyal participants and observers of the parade.
Our Pet Parade volunteers judged and paraded more than 80 felines and canines, one of many highlights of the event. Vintage cars were spectacular.
Other participants waited in the heat until parade time, and all were interesting, beautiful and an asset to our Independence Day celebration.
Our wonderful military looked grand as they marched by. I circulated through the crowd as it was disbursing, asking people what they thought of the parade. Answers ranged from “awesome” to “fantastic” to “wonderful,” etc. We couldn’t ask for more.
On behalf of the village of Pinehurst, I want to say many thanks to participants and volunteers. Weather conditions made efforts challenging, to say the least. The decorating committee worked many hours in 100-degree weather to achieve the festive and patriotic look. Other volunteers helped to line up participants.
In addition to funds budgeted by Pinehurst village, individuals and local merchants contributed financial assistance, while village employees typed, answered phone calls and many questions, cleaned the streets and watered plants.
Local florists furnished most of the beautiful bows. Our “giveaway prizes contest” was made possible through the generosity of local merchants and some Southern Pines merchants.
A few volunteers worked unusually long hours to make the parade a success. You know who you are. All efforts are greatly appreciated. “It takes a village!”
Fourth of July Parade
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