Thursday, May 31, 2012

CCA plans parade for July 4.

Courtesy City of Milton

The second annual Crabapple July 4th Walking Parade, sponsored by the Crabapple Community Association (CCA), will take place at 9 a.m. in historic downtown Crabapple (route begins at McFarlin lane).

As in previous years, the parade is an open event in which citizens may march. If you don't want to walk the parade route, you can be a spectator and cheer everyone on. Organizers will have water and freeze pops while supplies last.

Councilwoman Karen Thurman and her husband, Mark, will act as Parade Marshals. Prizes will be awarded for a number of creative displays.

"We want to encourage community involvement - it is a parade for all ages and all abilities," said parade organizer Sally Rich-Kolb. "The route is approximately half a mile, which makes it ideal for young families to participate."

Organizers said participants are invited to walk, ride a tricycle or use a stroller, wheelchair or other small vehicle. However, because of the crowd, no large bicycles please. Additionally, no cars are floats are allowed, and firecrackers and sparklers are prohibited.

Pets may be included, but they must be on a leash and owners are responsible for clean-up.

Parking is available at Crabapple First Baptist Church and Strawberry Fields. Parking for those with Disabled Parking placards will be at the John Weiland office at McFarlin Lane.

If you have any questions or you would like additional information, please e-mail

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