The King’s Grant Community League (KGCL) will host an Independence Day parade and picnic on Monday, July 4th. Last year’s event was fantastic with several hundred neighborhood residents involved.
Based on comments from last year’s participants, we’ve extended the parade route this year. The route will begin and end at Witt Park on Kings Grant Rd (the KGCL-owned property at the waters’ edge at the intersection of Kings Grant Rd and Blue Ridge Ct). This year we will circle the lake. We will gather our participants in the Blue Ridge Ct cul-de-sac, and proceed north to Watergate Ln. We will turn right onto Watergate Ln and follow it to Smiths Ln. From there, we go one block south and turn right onto Edinburgh Dr. We will parade along Edinburgh Dr to Kings Grant Rd and return to Witt Park. Start time is 11am. Please be present by 10:45 so our volunteers can get everyone lined up. If you are not walking or biking with us, please come out and cheer on the marchers. We hope you will bring your flag. After the parade, we will have contests, music and a picnic at the park.
This is an opportunity to involve adults and children in something fun that brings the community together and recognizes the significance of the date. We welcome just about anything in the parade that walks or rolls… that means bikes, strollers, wagons, vintage vehicles, motorcycles, lawn mowers, scooters, etc.
We can use more volunteers to assist with the event and as traffic safety monitors along our route. We would particularly appreciate homeowners near road intersections being available to place the traffic barriers (that will be delivered in advance) in the road as the parade approaches and remove them after we pass. Please email the KGCL Board if you will help (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a small piece.
Watch the KGCL webs site for more info.