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Shepherdstown W.Va. 4th of July Parade and Picnic
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The historic town of Shepherdstown W.Va. will hold its annual Independence Day
parade and community picnic on Wednesday, July 4 — both free events will be held
rain or shine.
The parade and picnic are organized annually by the Rotary Club of
Shepherdstown. The goal is to provide wholesome, family-oriented 4th of July
events that everyone can enjoy. If you're looking for an old-fashioned,
small-town 4th of July celebration, this is it.
The parade will be held starting at 11 a.m. downtown, and will last about
an hour. Entries will include veteran's groups, antique vehicles, local societies, and
organizations of all kinds, local businesses, government officials,
children's groups, animals, historical re-enactors, fire trucks, and more.
Plenty of parade parking will be available in the Shepherd University parking
lot at the edge of downtown on High Street.
The picnic will be held right after the parade, from noon–3 p.m.
in the pavilion at Morgan's Gove Park on Kearneysville Pike (Route 480) just
southwest of town.
The picnic will feature live music, with two popular local bands. The
Speakeasy Boys will play from noon–1:30 p.m. and the Gypsy Ramblers will
play from 1:30–3 p.m.
There will also be lots of free children's activities, including a waterslide,
scavenger hunt, a water balloon toss, face painting, and more.
The Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and
non-alcoholic beverages at reasonable prices. All proceeds from those sales
are used to help cover event costs. People can bring their own picnic lunches
if they prefer.
There is plenty of parking at the park.
For more information go to the Rotary Club website at:
www.shepherdstownrotary.org/july_4_picnic, or go to "Shepherdstown 4th of
July Parade and Picnic" on Facebook.