The Rotary Club of Park Cities

presents

PARK CITIES 4th of JULY PARADE 

Celebrating a Community in Focus


The annual Park Cities 4th of July Parade is  the largest single day event in the Park Cities attracting more than 10,000 residents and guests with the goal of creating a safe, fun community-building event.  The 2017 parade was the 15th year the Rotary Club of Park Cities has sponsored the parade in partnership with the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park .  Longtime University Park resident, Brad Bradley, served as Grand Marshal.  

The parade started on Euclid Avenue at Drexel Drive near the Highland Park Town Hall  at 9:00 a.m., though many participants began lining up around 7:30 a.m. The family bicycle judging contest was held at 8:00 a.m. at the Moody Family YMCA, 6000 Preston Road, and then all bicycle entrants joined the parade from that point.  The parade ended at Goar Park in University Park with a patriotic family festival featuring music, food, and plenty of entertainment for children of all ages! The Goar Park celebration started at 9:30 a.m.

Special Beneficiary:

The 2017 Park Cities 4th of July Parade benefited the North Texas Food Bank.  The Hal and Diane Brierley Foundation, U.S. Trust and the Rotary Club of Park Cities Foundation combined to make a lead donation of $20,000 to support the agency's Feeding Children and Families Initiative.  No registration fee was charged to participate in the parade, but all parade entries were encouraged to contributing to this important effort via the funding page NTFB.ORG/PCP.  

The 2017 parade float winners were:

1st Place -  Balloon Everyday

2nd Place - Neuhoff Family             

3rd Place - Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

The winners of the Bicycle Decoration contest were:

Best Overall -  Christian Peter (age 6)    

Under 8 -  Hadley Vogds and Andrew Resnaski          

Over 8 -  Taylor Weatherwax and Gavin Thornfield         

Family -   The Malone Family             

Spirit Award -  Lily Armstrong

The parade provided a great opportunity for the entire family to honor America and celebrate our community! 

For additional questions, please contact us at ParkCitiesParade@gmail.com.

2017 Parade Chair
Phillip Bankhead

 
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