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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Scenes from July 4 parades past


PHS Cardinals football team carries huge American flag.



Various groups march behind their banners.



 


Watching the onlookers can be as much fun as the parade.

Plainfield's Independence Day Parade steps off from Johnston Avenue and East Front Street at 10:00 AM this morning, and will include a group of Democratic mayoral candidate Adrian Mapp's supporters.

Grand Marshals for this year's parade are Superintendent of Schools Anna Belin Pyles and William Gary.

Featured today are some scenes from July 4 Parades past.



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4 comments:

Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: I am a volunteer marshal on Johnston Avenue. The parade stepped off at 11 when the Mayor and the Assemblyman arrived. Congressmen Russ Holt and Frank Pallone were in place on time, as was Assemblywoman Linda Stender and Councilman Cory Storch. The Rec kids had arrived at 9 am. I arrived shortly before that. When the Mayor gave me one of her effusive greetings, and said "How are we doing?," I replied, "We're hot and pissed off." Her Honor asked me to repeat what I had said, so I did. What a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Dan why did you only announce Mapp for Mayor? Sandy Spector and other Republicans will also be in the Parade!

Anonymous said...

Dan why did you only announce Mapp for Mayor? Sandy Spector and other Republicans will also be in the Parade!

Anonymous said...

The good ole days when Plainfield,North Plainfield,Dunelen,Greenbrook,middlesex use to be in the parade. We need to bring back the marching bands and our neighboring communities again