Farmville to Sponsor People-Powered Patriotic Parade July 3rd

June 25, 2021


To celebrate Independence Day, Farmville will sponsor a “People-Powered Patriotic Parade” on Saturday, July 3 at 11:00 am. Participants should meet at the Town Commons’ Gazebo.

“We are really excited about this year’s patriotic parade,” says Lori Drake, the Executive Director of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. “Participants can walk or bike, ride in a stroller, roll a wheelchair or even skateboard so we are hoping that people representing a wide range of ages will join us, including the young at heart.”

According to Drake, parade participants are encouraged to come in costume and decorate their bikes or strollers. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and most original people-powered vehicle as well as a few other categories.

The police escorted mile-long parade route loops from the Town Common down Walnut Street, Pine, South Main, East Cotton, Contentnea, and Grimmersburg. Participants do not have to do the complete route and snacks will be provided for the kids at the Town Common following the parade.

“We hope that many people will join us for this parade,” says Drake. “It’s a great way to celebrate the July 4 holiday and it’s a wonderful way for children and young people to learn about patriotism and dedication to country.”

The event is sponsored by the Town of Farmville and the Farmville Chamber of Commerce.

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For more information, contact Lori Drake, Executive Director of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce at 252-753-4671 or send an email.