Sunday, July 6, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Parades

Westerville says Happy Birthday America!
A few raindrops did not diminish in anyway the enthusiasm for the parade! Uptown Westerville was full of colorful umbrellas and lots and lots of people!

Humorist Erma Bombeck once said: You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

Truly, The Land of the Free Because of the Brave!

The Westerville 4th of July Parade was a real celebration of America -- old and young, families, friends, and neighbors, individual & group efforts, active military, veterans & civilians, marching bands, color guards, floats from businesses, civic groups & churches, gymnasts, dancers, cheerleaders, skateboarders, scouts, ball players, martial artists, dogs, cars, super soakers, candy, Blue Jackets hockey players, politicians, community outreach, American flags, food collection for W.A.R.M., and cookies from Westerville's own Cheryl's Cookies.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Westerville for a great July 4th parade.

Thank you Hanby School's own Christopher Tedeschi, a fourth grade student, for your winning parade theme.

Thank you Westerville!

Pictured: WUMA Member Amish Originals Furniture Co. says Happy Birthday to America!

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