KarmaTales, as she joins in the parade, now in it's 34th season!
Rich Holmey, the official Villa Grande Orator, reads aloud the declaration of independence.
Every year on July 4th at 4:30 p.m. the villagers assemble in the Villa Grande town square. Excerpts of the Declaration of Independence are read and then the citizens parade through the town, playing kazoos and singing patriotic songs. The procession stops at the old Villa Grande Hotel for more singing, dance performances and the Children’s Kazoo Chorus. Next, the parade repairs to the Villa Grande beach where a cannon is fired in recognition of the struggle for independence.
This delightful event originated in the early 1900s and was revived and embellished by Wyman Spaulding in the late 1970’s. The tradition is now perpetuated by Friends of Villa Grande.
You can find out more information about Villa Grande at: www.VillaGrande.org
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