Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Did You See the Fourth of July Parade?

The annual Old Mill Point Fourth of July parade kicked off a little after 6 p.m. last night, starting at the Doyle house on Pine Lane. The Doyle family organizes this annual event every year - and the whole neighborhood joins in!

The parade was led by a new vehicle this year, but no less festive than the old Jeep, and the music was just as loud! The start car is then trailed by an assortment of bicycles, strollers, wagons, scooters, and the Red Cup Brigade.

The neighborhood streets were lined with spectators, and lots of small children who merged with the parade as it rolled past their homes.

Most of the kids dressed up and decked out their vehicles for the occasion!

The Chatham parade may have the tiny Shriner cars, but we had a pink electric Barbie Jeep, decorated with red, white and blue trimmings.

Sometimes the simplest costumes are the best...

Some of the crowd were also dressed in festive attire, libations in hand to toast the parade. It was a great time to greet old friends and exchange holiday hellos throughout the neighborhood.

Another successful parade in Old Mill Point! Big thanks and kudos to the Doyle family for keeping up this wonderful holiday tradition!


  1. Katie - thanks so much for posting the parade!

  2. You're welcome, Carol ;-)

    I always love this parade!