July 4th Family Parade returning this year

Published 8:25 am Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The American Legion, in collaboration with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, has announced the revival of the July 4th Family Parade.

The partnership will honor local veterans through a community event.

The parade will center around children and families, inviting them to adorn their bikes, wagons, and scooters in red, white, and blue to showcase their patriotic spirit. It’s a time-honored tradition that brings families together to celebrate our nation’s independence while paying tribute to those who have served our country, said Wayne Andrews, director of the Arts Council.

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“The Arts Council looks for opportunities for the community to express their creativity. Through this partnership with the veteran’s organizations in our community, YAC can enhance our community while providing an opportunity for creativity and expression.”

American Legion member Dennis Bullard said the partnership will return a cherished tradition to the city.

“This parade is not just about celebrating our nation’s independence; it’s also about honoring the sacrifices of our local veterans and fostering a sense of pride and togetherness among our residents,” Bullard said.

Entry to participate in the parade is free, and families can register online at www.oxfordarts.com. The event will also feature a special patriotic photo wall where families can capture and share their experiences.

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