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

Held Annually for 36 Years


MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016



2016 Theme:



2016 Parade Recap

The 36th Consecutive Kingsville Independence Day Parade

Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 Parade a success!  

Opening Ceremonies were held at the judges viewing stand with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies presiding.  We were honored to have the United States Army Color Guard consisting of SGT Jerry Willis, SPC Terry Johnson and PFC Martazier Rankin from APG lead the parade.  The Pledge of Allegiance led by TSgt Claudette Cheatham, SSgt Danielle Davis and SSgt Yvonne McCorkle of the Maryland Air National Guard were our honored guests.  The National Anthem was performed by Christina Massimei and Havre de Grace High School Warrior Pride Marching Band with Richard Hauf, Director. 

The theme of the parade was "Let Freedom Ring!" The theme was independently nominated by Olivia Lockett and Kathryn Murray of St. Stephen School. The Grand Marshall was Samuel Baroody.

Parade entries were judged by Mary Jo Button, Michael Trush, Theresa Chevery, Dave Huber and Richard Eyre of the Long Green VFC.


Trophies will be awarded to the winning entries at the July 20th meeting of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association Meeting to be held at 7 PM in the training room of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company.

Category #1 -  Marching Units 

     1st  – TwirlTasTixs Batton & Releve Dance– Christine Zoll

     2nd – Company A Regiment North Carolina Vol. Troops – John Houck

 Category #2 – Bands/Musical –

     BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD - C. Milton Wright Band  

 Category #3 – Antique Vehicles

     1st – Scott Sykes – 1929 Model a Roadster Pickup   

     2nd – Don Appel 1955 Torch Red Ford Thunderbird

     3rd – The Brooks Family – WWII Jeep Restored

 Cartegory #4 – Equestrian Individual

       1st – Verna White – America in Miniature

 Category #5 – Equestrian – Group  

      1st – Olney Farm – Renee Maria Weber

      2nd – The Fair Family – Kathy Fair

 Category #6 – Family, Group or Individual Entry

      1st – Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill   

      2nd – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School – Linda Huber

      3rd – Beachmont Corn Maze – Deanne Arisman

 Category #7 – Young Set

      1st – Kingsville Elementary School PTA – Karie Watson   

      2nd – Upper Falls Dance Academy – Tara Kearney & Alyson Jacques

 Category #8 – Commercial Entries

      1st – REDS Wine & Spirits – Michael Tull

      2nd – G.J. Goss Contracting, Inc. 1954 Chevrolet Truck

      3rd – Edible Arrangements, Nottingham – Robin Myers  

Category #10 – Fire Apparatus

      Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade – White Marsh VFC with Honor Guard

      Best Appearing Engine – Joppa Magnolia VFC

      2nd Best Appearing Engine – Rosedale VFC

      Best Appearing Truck Company – Fallston VFC

      Best Appearing Ambulance – Baltimore County Station #8

 Category #11 – Recreational Vehicles

     1st –St. Stephen School - Rachel Ullmann

     2nd - Kingsville Karts – Brian Andrychowski

     3rd –Johnnie Brooks – Polaris 400 ATV

 Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – Let Freedom Ring!

       1st Place $150 – Olney Farm – Renee Maria Weber 

        2nd Place $100 – Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill   

        3rd Place $50 – Christina Massimei – National Anthem

 16th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE Jerusalem Mill  Joan  Scovill

View Photos of the 2016 Parade HERE!

6 Marching Bands

Our lineup of bands included the Baltimore City Pipe Band, Havre de Grace High School Marching Band, John Carroll High School Marching Band, Edgewood High School Marching Band, C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band, and the Aberdeen High School Marching Band.

2016 Grand Marshall: Mr. Samuel A. Baroody

2016 Theme Winners: Kathryn Murray and Olivia Lockett

Please Support and Thank Our 2016 Sponsors

Our parade is self-sustaining through the generosity of the community and  sponsors and providers of in-kind services. Please consider joining this year's sponsors and help the Parade fulfill it's mission. Please patronize these community-minded businesses and be sure to let them know that you appreciate their contributions when you thank them for sponsoring the Kingsville Independence Day Parade! This year's sponsors include:

  • Jones Junction                             

  • Sunshine Grille, LLC                       

  • Reds Market                                                  

  • Smith & Prothero Physical Therapy 

  • PNC Bank                                      

  • Bay View Homecare

  • John and Kathy Brooks                 

  • Dennis Kurgansky, MD., P.A.  Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

  • Corbin Fuel Company                     

  • Kingsville Plaza By Goettner Const.Co.,Inc.         

  • Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty                      

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

  • J.S.I. Automotive                   

  • CRS Flooring America

  • Kingsville Auto Repair

  • Long Green Animal Dermatology Center, Dr. Joseph Bernstein  

  • Dave’s Tag and Title Service

  • Von Paris Moving and Storage 

  • Maryland Portable Restrooms

  • Metro Talk Communications


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 2015 Parade

Click HERE For Photos of the 2015 Parade