Strike up the band and salute the Stars and Stripes

2014 July 4 parade rolls through Harrisburg

 
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July 10, 2014 – Each July 4, Channel 22 celebrates the our nation's birthday alongside the community, watching as the annual parade rolls through Harrisburg.
 
This year, Laurel Reisen and Billy Davis host your view to one of our community’s great treasures.
 
Prizes have been awarded to outstanding float entries in the 17th Annual Harrisburg July 4th Parade. Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and faith groups marched in this year’s parade, which draws thousands of spectators to downtown Harrisburg on the morning of July 4th.
 
First place for Best Decorated Tractor was awarded to Stumptown Tractor Club. First place recognition went to Pottery Cottage for Most Patriotic Float and Mt. Herman Lutheran Church for Most Original Float.
 
Most Patriotic Float:
2nd Place: American Heritage Girls Troop & Trail Life USA Troop
3rd Place: Wish Boutique
 
Most Original Float:
2nd Place: Cub Scout 704
3rd Place: Harrisburg United Methodist Church
 
Another yearly tradition, crowning of the queens in Harrisburg’s Miss 4th of July Pageant, took place on July 2 at Hickory Ridge High School. This year’s age-category winners are:
Wee Baby Miss: Lucy Ethridge (Concord)
Baby Miss: Jimi Raye Jessup (Harrisburg)
Tiny Miss: Kaleyah Resper (Harrisburg)
Mini Miss: Faith Best (Concord)
Little Miss: Jordan Hitchcock (Concord)
Pre-Teen Miss: Destanee Hopkins (Concord)
Teen Miss: Kyra Kelly (Concord)
Junior Miss: Taylor Hope (Harrisburg)
Miss: Lillie Allmon (Mt. Pleasant)
Mrs.: Krystle Miller (Locust)
Bright Blessing USA: Dereonna Kiser (Harrisburg)
 
The 2014 Ambassadors are Erica Shoupe, Sarah Shoupe, Hope Elaine, Ricky Elaine, Ansley Moucka and Tina Cline.
The parade and pageant are part of the three-day Harrisburg July 4th Celebration that includes a two-day festival of live music, amusements, food and vendors in Harrisburg Park. Visit the Town of Harrisburg Facebook page for more photos from the July 4th event.