At the triangle of Jerusalem, Bradshaw and Bel Air Roads

Welcome to the 33rd Annual Independence Day Parade!

“Honor the Past, Live for the Future”

Parade Recap

Following a Welcome by Ila Christenbury of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association, the Opening Ceremonies were held 11 a.m. at the judges viewing stand with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies presiding.  The Team APG Color Guard led the parade under the Command of Sergeant Major Gerald C. Ecker.    TSgt Jason Miller, Aircraft Munitions Specialist, Maryland Air National Guard, was the honored guest and led the Pledge of Allegiance.   The National Anthem was performed by Christina Massimei and the John Carroll High School Band, directed by Mark Bolden. 

2013 Grand Marshalls

Rev. Lawrence F. Kolson, Pastor, & Rev. Paul J. Breczinski, Associate Pastor, of Saint Stephen Church. 

Fr. Larry Kolson and Fr. Paul Breczinski of Saint Stephen Church are sharing the Grand Marshall honor this year. Click here to read about these two men.

2013 Theme Winner

Miranda Dillon submitted this year's winning theme: “Honor the Past, Live for the Future.” Click here to read about this remarkable young lady.

List of Winning Entries


Mary Jo Button, Michael Trush, Derek Bailey, Dave Huber and Richard Eyre, Captain of Long Green VFC

Winners by Category

Category #1 -  Marching Units  
  1st    Twirl TasTix Batton Twirling Teams – Christine Zoll
  2nd    The Titans Drum Corps
Category #2 – Bands/Musical – BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD
  1st     C. Milton Wright Marching Band – Mary Lynn Twentey and Brandon Bickham, Directors
Category #3 – Antique Vehicles
  1st    Ted Christenbury – The Red Car Club
  2nd    LeRoy Edmunds - 1958 Ward Lafrance Fire engine
  3rd    Luke Raab – 1964 Farmall Cub Lo Boy  
Category #5 – Equestrian – Group
  1st    Hawks Hollow Farm – Robin Thomas
Category #6 – Family, Group or Individual Entry
  1st    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School – Linda Huber 
  2nd    Beachmont Corn Maze – Deanna Badders
  3rd    Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill
Category #7 – Young Set
  1st     Upper Falls Dance Academy – Tara Kearney & Alyson Jacques
  2nd     Lisa Eisemann - Kingsville Elementary School
Category #8 – Commercial Entries
  1st     Foltz Automotive – Andrew Foltz
  2nd    Tim’s Automotive & Towing – Tammy Edwards
  3rd    Pioneer Tree Experts – Matt Morrison
Category #9 – Floats
  1st     Jones Family Farm – Lauren Engel
  2nd     St. Stephen Church – Nancy VanPoppel 
  3rd    Cecil Co. Jr. Dragster Cars – Scott J. Sikes     
Category #10 – Fire Apparatus
      Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade – Joppa Magnolia VFC
      Best Appearing Engine – Bel Air VFC
      2nd Best Appearing Engine – Joppa Magnolia VFC
      Best Appearing Truck Company – Susquehanna Hose Co.
      Best Appearing Ambulance – Bel Air VFC
Category #11 – Recreational Vehicles
 1st    Kingsville Karts – Brian Andrychowski
 2nd   Johnnie Brooks and Shane Jones – Polaris 400 ATV
Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – “Honor the Past, Live for the Future”
  1st Place $150   St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School
  2nd Place $100  Beachmont Corn Maze
  3rd Place $50    Decorated Golf Cart
12th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE

Jones Family Farm

Our Parade Sponsors and Service Providers

Our parade is self-sustaining through the generosity of the community and these sponsors and providers of in-kind services:

  • Parade Book Advertisers
  • Kingsville 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. Feild, 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

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!