Friday, July 5, 2013

What’s to Celebrate ?

Everyone usually likes a parade . . . even a short one, which perfectly describes the county’s annual July 4th celebration in this part of the VA Eastern Shore — short and very quiet too.Accomac 4th parade (2)

The Accomac (non-motorized) July 4th parade started at 10 a.m. right on time. And, as always, it began with a color guard. The drums were the only instruments —there are no marching bands, horns, and especially NO smiling politicians waving from convertibles.
Instead, there are LOTS of walkers, cyclists of all ages and skaters.Accomac 4th parade (5)
Bicycles decorated in red, white and blue with colorful attire.parade collage3
And, other forms of transport too.parade collage1
What’s not here are any cars or trucks, except a couple of fire trucks at the parade’s end, but no sirens are blaring.
parade collage2
Did I mention how short this parade is? It all ends very soon as you can see — 15 minutes from start to finish.Accomac 4th parade (21) The end spot is the county courthouse for a reading of the Declaration of Independence and ice pops.
No, we didn’t walk in the parade as we were at the county library helping with the Firecracker Book Sale (more on that later) and we had a great view.


Sandra said...

lots and lots of red, white and blue... very festive

Daisy said...

Looks like fun! I think I'd prefer a quiet parade to a noisy one.

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful parade!

Doris said...

How cool! But Ellen goes to a parade to see the marching bands...I'm sure a parade with so many bikes and cute babies would interest her too =)

Anvilcloud said...

That's a pretty cool tradition.

Rebecca said...

My favorites are the horses and the little kids!

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