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Celebrating America: Exchange Club’s July 4 parade

Exchange Club’s 2017 July 4 parade

If you miss the times when summer days were slow, children slurped snow cones to keep cool and folks celebrated America with a parade past the high school, you are in luck. Exchange Club of Lake Highlands volunteers have just such a day planned for July 4.

As the parade inches along Church Road toward the recreation center, State Rep. John Turner will lead the way as grand marshal. Fire trucks, Military Moms and Boy Scouts will be there, as will Lake Highlands High’s Wranglers, cheerleaders, drum majors, Bell Boys and Highlandettes. Children, including little-bitties, will ride along in decorated bikes, trikes and wagons, and even some pets will march in line.

The parade steps off at 9 a.m. at North Highlands Bible Church, but judging of entries begins there at 8:30.

You can see a slideshow of my photos from 2017’s parade here and read a little history here.

Cub Scouts at the 2017 parade

About the Author:

Carol Toler
Contributor CAROL TOLER and her husband, Toby, are the parents of four Lake Highlands High School graduates: Lindsay (2005), Laura (2006), Will (2009) and Ben (2010). She has an MBA from SMU and a passion for writing good-news stories about fascinating people. Email ctoler@advocatemag.com.