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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Independence Day Celebrations: Parade, Hispanic Festival

This year's parade is the 87th.

Plainfield's 87th Annual Independence Day Parade steps off at 10:00 AM this morning.

The 54-unit parade will proceed down Front Street from Johnston Avenue, passing two reviewing stands before ending at Park Avenue.

Visitors and residents alike always arrive early to stake out the best (and shadiest, considering what a hot day we are expecting) viewing spots.

From 1:00 to 10:00 PM today and tomorrow, the Independence Day festivities will continue with a Hispanic festival sponsored by Club Faraone's in Parking Lot 8, which runs along the Green Brook from Watchung to Park Avenues behind the Front Street stores.

Food, music and tchotchkes will be found in abundance.

Come out and enjoy!

-- Dan Damon

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Anonymous said...

I saw the parade Thought it sucked.
Truely a waste of time and money.
I did not get any patriotic vibe whats so ever.

Maria Pellum, Plainfield Resident said...

Dan, and everyone else:

Don't forget to look for the corn-Mexican style! Try it not only with mayo and cheese, but with chili powder too! And if they have mango with lemon and chili, try it too!

Anonymous said...

Isn't this supposed to be Dave Wynn's big event?

How about filling the CFO and Dir of Admin position, and having the dirctor of Rec vacant? Bet the city would be better off?

No marching bands in a parade? The mayor better wise up and replace this guy or Plainfield may have seen its last July 4th parade.