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Holiday parade set in Lowndesboro

By Mark Rogers

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Lowndesboro early on July Fourth — that’s the message from Mayor Anne Spooner as the Town of Lowndesboro prepares to host its annual Independence Day Celebration.

“Our parade is a terrific tradition,” Spooner said. “The parade will begin at Lowndes Academy. The parade will begin lining up around 8 a.m., but people will be there as early as 7 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. lining up to watch the parade.”

The parade will kick off at
8:30 a.m. or maybe a little sooner to accommodate for the heat.

By around 9 a.m., we will be in the park for a little program,” Spooner said.  “We will have patriotic music with a couple of singers. We’ll also honor our veterans. They can stand up and be recognized when their song is played. During the program in the park we’ll also announce the winners from the judging of the parade units.”

This year’s speaker will be former Lowndesboro Mayor and current Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries Rick Pate. Spooner said she encourages people to come sample the small town’s parade.

“It’s a real sweet old-fashioned family tradition,” she concluded. “It’s simple, fun and patriotic. It’s very nice.  Afterward we’ll gather for lemonade, cake and watermelon in the park.”