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At the triangle of Jerusalem, Bradshaw and Bel Air Roads Kingsville, Maryland

Held Annually for 38 Years

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018

 

NO RAIN DATE

2018 Theme:

Being Grateful for Our Nation is Cause for Celebration!

View 2018 Parade Photos Here

2018 Parade Recap

Pre-parade music and celebration, sponsored by Reds and PNC Bank, commenced at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4th at the Judges viewing stand at the corner of Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads. 

A fun-filled hour of entertainment featured Steve Gambrill “The Extreme Balloon Man”," Upper Falls Dance Academy, The Oriole Bird, Baltimore City Pipe Band, Releve Dance & TwirlTasTix Baton Teams, and Tyler Gnade, soloist.  The parade will kicked off 10:50 a.m. at the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company on Bellevue Avenue after the 9:00 a.m.luneup) and proceeded down Bradshaw Road to Jerusalem Road, and finished at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 

Opening Ceremonies were held at the judges viewing stand with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies presiding.  The CECOM Color Guard from the US Army at APG led the parade accompanied by Senior Command Sergeant Major Matthew McCoy.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bruce McCubbin.  At 11:10 A.M. we were honored to have a “Fly Over” from the Maryland Air National Guard coordinated with our National Anthem performed by Christina Massimei and Havre de Grace High School Band with Richard Hauf, Director.   

There were over 70 entries, including the following bands: the Baltimore City Pipe Band, the Havre de Grace High School Marching Band, the Edgewood High School Marching Band, the C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band, the North Harford High School Marching Band, the Joppatowne High School Marching Band, the Patterson Mill High School Marching Band, and, the Aberdeen High School Marching Band.

Judging Results

Entries were judged in one of the following categories unless designated as "non-competing" by the entrant. The judges were:  Mary Jo Button, Michael Trush, Linda Huber , Richard Eyre of Long Green VFC. and Dave Huber

Category #1 -  Marching Units 

     1st  – TwirlTasTixs Batton & Releve Dance– Christine Zoll

Category #2 – Bands/Musical

Tyler Gnade  

Category #3 – Antique Vehicles

         1st – Robert Stallings – 1970 Blue Cadillac Convertible

         2nd – The Brooks Family - WII Jeep Restored

3rd– K-10 Red and Yellow Chevy Truck – Brian Simmons

Cartegory #4 – Equestrian Individual

1st  - Blackhawk Farm – Melinda Soethe

2nd – Maryland Miniatures - Michael Reuter

Category #5 – Equestrian – Group  

      1st – Beachmont Camp Corn Maze 2018 – Deanna Arisman

      2nd – Hawks Hollow Farm – Robert T. Weyforth, Jr.  

Category #6 – Family, Group or Individual Entry

      1st – Kingsville Elementary School - Angela Feely

      2nd  - Cub Scout Pack 877 -  Kimberly Deems

      3rd – Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Rick Decker

Category #7 – Young Set

1st – St. Stephen – Rachael Ullman

2nd – Cub Scout Pack 810 - Marlon E. Gittens

3rd – Upper Falls Dance Academy – Tara Vierheller

Category #8 – Commercial Entries

      1st – Joppatowne Marina -   

      2nd – Cherryworks Ltd – Angela Courtalis

      3rd – REDS Wine & Spirits – Michael Tull and Barbara Haller

Category #10 – Fire Apparatus

Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade –Joppa Magnolia VFC

      Best Appearing Engine – Fallston VFC

      2nd Best Appearing Engine – Rosedale VFC

      Best Appearing Truck Company – Baltimore County #8

      Best Appearing Ambulance – Bel Air VFCV

Category #11 – Recreational Vehicles

     1st – Johnnie Brooks – Polaris 400 ATV

Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME

Being Grateful For Our Nation Is Cause For Celebration

   1st Place $150 – Beachmont Camp Corn Maze 2018 – Deanna Arisman    

  2nd Place $100 – Cub Scout Pack 877 - Kimberly Deems  

  3rd Place $50 – Blackhawk Farm – Melinda Soethe

 18th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE – C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band – Dr. Joel Frisch, Director   

2018 Grand Marshal

Mr. Logan Kurek

Kingsville Volunteer Fire Cmpany

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2018 Theme Winner

Turner Hodges

Kingsville Elementary School

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 Support Your Parade! Learn How HERE

Without the support and generous contributions of our parade, band, pre-parade sponsors and in-kind service providers, the Kingsville Parade could not be presented. We thank the sponsors of this year's Parade and urge everyone to patronize these community-minded folks, and, when you do, personally thank them for supporting the Parade.

 2018 Parade Sponsors

Jones Junction

Reds

PNC Bank

John and Kathy Brooks

Corbin Fuel Company

Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc.

Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty

Paul E. Feild, Jr. D.D.S.

Long Green Animal Dermatology Center, Dr. Joseph Bernstein

Maryland Portable Restrooms

G&M Automotive Sales and Service

Metro Talk

Parade Book Advertisers & Patrons

Sunshine Grille, LLC

Smith and Prothero Physical Therapy

Bay View Homecare

Dennis Kurgansky, M.D., P.A., Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

J.S.I. Automotive

Kingsville Auto Repair

Von Paris Moving and Storage

Dave’s Tag & Title Service

  About The Kingsville Independence Day Parade

The Kingsville Independence Day Parade is a grass-roots effort to honor America’s freedoms and to provide a wholesome, family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. The Parade is presented under the auspices of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association, Inc., the Kingsville Community Alliance, Inc. and the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company by the Friends of the Kingsville Parade. All Parade workers are volunteers, and the Parade is entirely self-sustaining through the generosity of individuals, local merchants, advertisers, and corporate sponsors. Contributions can include cash donations, display and patron advertising in the parade booklet, band sponsorships, and in-kind contributions from merchants and corporate sponsors.

The Parade’s modern incarnation began in 1980 when several members of the community joined together to reestablish a parade honoring the birthday of our nation. Since that time, a dedicated group of volunteers work year ‘round to plan and run the Parade.

A typical day at the Parade begins at the triangle formed by the intersection of Belair, Jerusalem and Bradshaw Roads with a pre-parade show featuring various local musicians, dancers, clowns and others. The Parade itself begins with the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Frequently, in recent years, the National Anthem has been enhanced by a fly-over of A-10 Thunderbolt jets from the Maryland Air National Guard.

The Parade itself typically features a diverse group of entries that includes marching bands, military units, antique cars and tractors, area volunteer and paid fire companies, local school and scouting groups, equestrian units, religious and civic groups, elected officials, political candidates, every kind of powered vehicle, and local merchants, just to name a few. Entries may compete for cash awards and trophies.

Each year’s parade is geared around a theme nominated by an area elementary school student, who is always an honored participant in the parade. Also, every year, a well-known local person is named Grand Marshal in recognition of long-standard service to the community.

We hope that you will join us at this year’s Parade!

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Click HERE For A Recap of the 2017 Parade

Click HERE For Photos of the 2017 Parade