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Decked Out for the 4th
Kim Filanc, for the Del Mar Foundation | Forest Way

Photos courtesy Del Mar Foundation

Come join the fun for an Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 4th, 2010 at 9am at Powerhouse Park! The Del Mar foundation invites the families of Del Mar to decorate their bikes, scooter, wagons, baby stroller, and leashed pets, and to march at Powerhouse Park. Our Mayor and City Council members will lead the parade. The Del Mar Foundation is sponsoring the parade again this year.

Start planning now to march in the parade. In former years, parade marchers have dressed up as patriotic figures such as the Statue of Liberty and Abraham Lincoln. Bike entries have come with streamers in the spokes and handlebars, and lots of flags. There were colorful wagons and carriages, and even a unicycle. Many women marched with sunhats decorated with red, white and blue ribbons and flowers.

Marchers came with their leashed dogs wearing red, white and blue scarves, ribbons and jackets. So start thinking how you want to display your patriotism in the parade this year. Assemble your red, white and blue fabric, ribbons, crepe paper, and other materials. Then pull out that glue gun and decorate that hat, or bike, or dog, or all three!

This year our marchers will march to live music provided by “Hullabaloo,” who will play a short concert after the parade. If you don’t get the opportunity to prepare to march, come on down to the Powerhouse at 9am to watch the parade and enjoy the music. Bring your beach chair and coffee, and enjoy watching all the imaginative and colorful marchers pass by. Following the parade our elected officials will pass out ribbons to some of the best parade entrants in various age categories. Everyone is invited to enjoy the music and cold lemonade.

The event is free of charge. Adult supervision is required for all children.





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