Maxwelton gears up for parade
June 19, 2012 · Updated 2:17 PM
It’s almost time for the 97th annual Maxwelton Community Independence Day Parade. The parade, hosted by members and volunteers of the Maxwelton Community Club, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Maxwelton Beach, Clinton.
Registration for entry numbers begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Maxwelton and Swede Hill roads. The short, but lively, parade ends at the turn-in to the Dave Mackie Park boat ramp. Creative musical and walking entries, and kids of any age on bikes are welcome. There is no fee and no need to pre-register. Registrants should bring a short description of their entry for the announcer to read.
Entries promoting a political candidate or party are limited to one entry per candidate or party. There are restrictions on size of non-vintage vehicles. Inquiries about unusual entries and vehicles are welcome. A bagpipe entry is needed; contact the organizers.
As usual there will be free parking and shuttle service to and from the site. In return, parade-goers are asked to buy a $1 souvenir button, become a member of the Community Club, and patronize the food concession stand. Volunteer help is welcome, too. Contact the club at 579-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.