China Grove celebrates Fourth in fashion

first_img This year’s parade was held on Saturday because the Fourth came on Sunday. LaFountaine said a three-day weekend means that a lot of people take the opportunity to go out of town.“But we had a great parade and a huge crowd and I don’t think that there was anyone who came that didn’t have a good time,” she said.The parade was not the end of China Grove’s celebration of the nation’s independence. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Fireworks light up Troy More than 230 years ago the United States of America claimed its independence. In commemoration, The City of Troy put… read more Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Sponsored Content China Grove celebrates Fourth in fashion The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Barbecue and burgers and dogs off the grill, free watermelon “rashers” and old-time music by the Benton Brothers provided all the “encouragement” that many needed to stay around and enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors.“The China Grove parade is the perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July,” said Faye Gaston.“All of the red, white and blue and the happy spirit – this is the way we should celebrate our nation’s independence.”Foy Lunsford chose a different word to express his feelings about the Fourth at China Grove. Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 12:00 am Monday, July 5, 2010 “It’s unbelievable the number of people who enjoy this simple celebration,” he said.“People enjoy just getting together and socializing. This is a friendly, fun place and it’s amazing how many people around long after the parade is over. This is what the Fourth of July is all about.”The parade is a chance for folks to show off their “toys.”For some, it might be a fine steed. For others, it’s their kids, their “wheels,” their wagons, their creativity or even their Fourth of July frocks.“Just to see everybody showing off what they have and what they can do is worth the trip to China Grove,” said Walter Daniel.Ken Harrison said the Fourth at China Grove is a step back in history.“It’s clean, wholesome fun,” he said.“The kind of place that you want to be to celebrate the Fourth.”Reggina Richey had driven from the big city of Birmingham to attend a Fourth of July event. And, seemingly, the reverse should have true.“This is awesome,” she said.“It’s our first time here and it is awesome. China Grove is so far off the busy highway and then you get here and people are everywhere and having a good time.This is our first time but we’ll be back. When there’s something like this going on and you can be a part of it, you want to be. We’ve loved every minute of it.” Print Article All roads lead to China Grove in Northern Pike County on Independence Day and folks literally come out of the woodwork to celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth of July.A band of hippies from who knows where “crashed” the annual parade and were the talk of the town.“The hippies added a lot of interest and fun to the parade,” said Diane LaFountaine, a China Grove resident and parade organizer. “Anything goes at the China Grove Fourth of July Parade and that’s what makes it so much fun. We appreciate those who come up with new and create ways to celebrate the Fourth as well as those who parade in the traditional kind of way.”last_img

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