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Celebrating in small town USA

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Reedville did its usual bang-up job with its Independence Day parade on the afternoon of Saturday, July 6.

The length of Main Street was lined with spectators, many of whom had brought chairs from which to watch the show.

At 3 p.m. the siren on the Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department’s firehouse emitted ear splitting shrieks signaling that the parade was starting.

Down Main it came with American Legionnaires leading the way with Old Glory. Behind them came the parade’s grand marshal, Cissy Crowther, driving a tractor pulling a Rappahannock Community College float. Northumberland High School’s flag corps and band came flag-twirling and playing not far behind her.

After the band, the paraders were a mixed bag ranging from decorated golf carts to elaborate floats from local businesses. Somebody drove a Model A Ford with a rumble seat along the parade route.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 7/10/19

Northumberland High School’s flag corps put on a colorful show as their flags flew brightly through the parade.