More than 50 entries in London parade

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The Country Bunch 4-H Club decked out a float for the parade.

(Posted July 6, 2022)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

People lined Main Street in downtown London on the morning of July 4 to watch the city’s Independence Day parade. Mayor Patrick Closser announced each parade entry as they approached the intersection of Main and High streets. The parade featured more than 50 entries.

With Tim Wilson as chauffeur, Gene Pass (center) and Wayne Roberts (right) represent the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails, the first group to be named grand marshal of London’s Independence Day parade.
The American Legion Riders are a motorcycle club affiliated with London American Legion Post 105. The group performs charitable work for the community.
The London Strawberry Festival royalty court practice their best queen and princess waves as they travel down Main Street.
The flag corps leads the way as the London High School marching band performs during the parade.
Smiles on their faces, members of London High School’s football team make their way through the intersection of High and Main streets.
Merri-Mac Park Miracle, a non-profit volunteer group that’s raising money for improvements at the park, tosses candy to on-lookers along the parade route. The group, in conjunction with the city of London, is in the process of installing new playground equipment at the park.
Lots of cheers went up for the Tigers, Madison County’s Special Olympics athletes. The athletes compete at the local, state and national levels and have brought home many trophies and championships.
Lt. Mark Foster drives the London Fire Department’s antique fire engine, a 1929 American LaFrance. Along for the ride are Melissa and Maddox Closser.

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