July Fourth parade starts at 10
The 17th annual North End Fourth of July Parade will step off at 10 a.m. sharp from in front of 933 East Shore Rd., the site where the idea for the parade was born.
Organizer Jean Green and her young children got together in 1989 to bang pots and pans with the neighbors in celebration of Independence Day. With each successive year, the parade grew to include more neighbors and friends, and in recent years, it has included the Jamestown Community Band, antique cars, and the fire department fleet.
The band is asked to gather at 9:30 a.m., and Green said that everyone "with a patriotic spirit" can participate by riding a decorated bike, pulling a wagon or on skates.
A grand marshal will be chosen that morning, Green said.