FRIDAY JULY 4, 2014

NO RAIN DATE

At the triangle of Jerusalem, Bradshaw and Bel Air Roads

 

Welcome to the 34th Annual Independence Day Parade!

“A Salute To The Star Spangled Banner”

2014 Parade Recap

Click HERE For Photos of the 2014 Parade!

Grand Marshal – Dennis Eyre 

                                 Theme Winner – Meredith Hecht

Opening Ceremonies began 11 a.m. at the judges viewing stand with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies presiding.  We were honored to have Team APG Color Guard to lead the parade.  The Pledge of Allegiance led by Col. Chris Cole, Joint Logistics Officer, Maryland Army National Guard was our honored guest along with his wife Katie and family.  The National Anthem was performed by Susie Rising and John Carroll H.S.Band with Mark Bolden directing.

2014 Winning Entries

Category #1 -  Marching Units  

  1st – The Titans Drum Corps

  2nd   - John Houck Company A 37th Regiment North Carolina Vol. Troops

  3rd  – Twirl Tastics Batton – Christine Zoll

Category #2 – Bands/Musical

 BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD -  Sammy Jungwirth, Soloist  “God Bless America”

Category #3 – Antique Vehicles

  1st  - Don Appel 1955 Torch Red Ford Thunderbird  

  2nd – Elmer & Kathleen Smith, 1926 Buick Sedan, 1931 Ford Roadster, 1948 & 1949 John Deere B 

  3rd John P. Smith 1957 Ford Thunder Bird and 1972 Buick Skylark

 Category #4 – Equestrian – Individual

  1st – Verna White

  Category #5 – Equestrian – Group  

  1st Olney Farm

  2nd  - Hawks Hollow Farm

  3rd – The Fair Family

 Category #6 – Family, Group or Individual Entry

  1st - St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School

  2nd  - Beachmont Corn Maze

  3rd  - Spacek Family 88 Pierce Arrow ExNavy

 Category #7 – Young Set

  1st – Upper Falls Dance Academy

  2nd – Love and Sun Learning Center

  3rd -  Kingsville Elementary School PTA Lisa Reyburn Payne  

 Category #8 – Commercial Entries

  1st -  Tim’s Automotive

  2nd – REDS Wine & Spirits

  3rd – Wirtz & Daughters

 Category #9 – Floats

 1st  - Salem United Methodist Church

 2nd – Friends of Jerusalem Mill

Category #10 – Fire Apparatus

Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade – Joppa Magnolia VFC

  Best Appearing Engine – White Marsh VFC

  2nd Best Appearing Engine – Whiteford VFC

  Best Appearing Truck Company – Fullerton Fire Station #8

  Best Appearing Ambulance – Bel Air VFC

 Category #11 – Recreational Vehicles

 1st – Kingsville Karts

 2nd - Johnnie Brooks and Matt Brooks

Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – “A Salute To The Star Spangled Banner”

   1st Place $150 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School

  2nd Place $100 –Olney Farm

  3rd Place $50 – Salem United Methodist Church

 13th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE - St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School

Judges:  Mary Jo Button, Michael Trush, Theresa Chevery, Dave Huber and Richard Eyre, Captain of Long Green VFC

Parade Entries

The Kingsville Independence Parade welcomes a wide variety of entries from youth, individuals, organizations, officials, and commercial enterprises. More information on how to enter can be found here. Entries are judged, and prizes awarded, in the following categories:

  • Marching Units (Major) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  •  Band/Musical Entry-“BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD”- Trophy

  • Antique Vehicles - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Equestrian (Individual) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  •  Equestrian (Group) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Family, Group or Individual Entry - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Young Set (Age 12 & under) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

  • Commercial Entries or Floats - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (trophy awards only)

  • Non-Commercial Floats - 1st, 2nd, 3rd (trophy awards only)

  • Fire Apparatus: 

    • Melvin C. Neuman Award for BEST APPEARING COMPANY IN PARADE

    • Best Appearing Engine

    • 2nd Best Appearing Engine

    • Best Appearing Truck Co

    • Best Appearing Ambulance

  • Recreational Vehicle - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

  • Non Competing

    Overall Judge's Awards:

  • BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME:   1st  - $150;   2nd  - $100;   3rd  - $50;

  • 14th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE  -  $150

Our Parade Sponsors and Service Providers

Our parade is self-sustaining through the generosity of the community and  sponsors and providers of in-kind services. Please consider joining this year's sponsors and help the Parade fulfill it's mission. Please patronize these community-minded businesses and be sure to let them know that you appreciate their contributions when you thank them for sponsoring the Kingsville Independence Day Parade! Past sponsors include:

  • Reds Market
  • PNC Bank
  • Corbin Fuel Company
  • Sunshine Grille, LLC
  • Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc.
  • Bay View Home Care
  • John and Kathy Brooks
  • CRS Flooring America By Bill Mackley
  • Kingsville Auto Repair
  • Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty
  • Paul E. Field, Jr. D.D.S.
  • J.S.I. Automotive
  • Smith & Prothero Physical Therapy
  • Long Green Animal Dermatology, Dr. Joseph Bernstein
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Dave’s Tag and Title
  • Pete’s Pickins
  • Von Paris Moving & Storage
  • Kingsville Parade Patrons
  • Maryland Portable Restrooms
  • Metro Talk