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.
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
Parade entries were judged byMary Jo Button, Michael Trush, Theresa Chevery, Dave Huber and Richard Eyre of the Long Green VFC.
Trophies were awarded to the winning entries at the July 20th meeting of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association Meeting 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
1st – Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill
2nd – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School – Linda Huber
3rd – Beachmont Corn Maze – Deanne Arisman
1st – Kingsville Elementary School PTA – Karie Watson
2nd – Upper Falls Dance Academy – Tara Kearney & Alyson Jacques
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
1st –St. Stephen School - Rachel Ullmann
2nd - Kingsville Karts – Brian Andrychowski
3rd –Johnnie Brooks – Polaris 400 ATV
2nd Place $100 – Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill
3rd Place $50 – Christina Massimei – National Anthem
View Photos of the 2016 Parade
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:
Sunshine Grille, LLC
Smith & Prothero Physical Therapy
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.
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
SUPPORT YOUR PARADE! LEARN HOW HERE
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