PATRIOTISM: Brundidge hosts Independence Day Parade

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Brundidge kicked off the Fourth of July celebration in Pike County over the weekend with a “Salute to Veterans” on Friday night and the annual Independence Day Parade on Saturday. The “Salute” honored all veterans with a special tribute to the 900th Maintenance Company, which is set for deactivation. Mayor Isabell Boyd read a proclamation honoring veterans and the 900th for their dedicated service. Walter Johnson, training NCO, accepted the proclamation.  The “Salute” also provided an opportunity for families and friends to light candles in memory or in honor of those who have served their country. The Independence Day Parade honored America in a variety of ways. Sandy Boutwell portrayed Betsy Ross, Williams’ Chapel asked God’s blessing on Americans, a group of Good Samaritans rushed to help a parade entry that stalled. Following the parade, the Brundidge Business Association sponsored a tea for queens from surrounding peanut producing counties with Miss Brundidge Parish Adams and Little Miss Brundidge Jamari Coke, Tiny Miss Brundidge Deanna Youngs, Pre-Teen Miss Brundidge Mary Heffner; Petite Miss Brundidge Allie Boothe and Young Miss Brundidge Addie Davis. 

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