At the triangle of Jerusalem, Bradshaw and Bel Air Roads Kingsville, Maryland

SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015

NO RAIN DATE

Recap of the 35th Annual Independence Day Parade

"Proud to be an American"

Opening Ceremonies were held at the judges viewing stand with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies presiding.  We were honored to have the Research Development and Engineering Color Guard on behalf of Team APG to lead the parade.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by our honored guest, TSgt Stephen Libertini, of the 175th Wing of the Maryland Air National Guard.  The National Anthem was performed by Christina Massimei and John Carroll H.S.Band under Marc Bolden, Director. 

The 2015 Grand Marshals were Stephanie and Frank Duchacek.  This year’s theme winner of was Kelsey Stelmack, a 3rd grade student from St. Stephen School.

 PARADE ENTRY JUDGING

Parade entries were judged, and awards made, in one of the following categories:

 Category #1 -  Marching Units 

 1st  – TwirlTasTixs Batton & Releve Dance– Christine Zoll

 2nd – The Titans Drum Corps – Claudia Reinke

Category #2 – Bands/Musical –

BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD -  Baltimore City Pipe Band – Ed McFarland

 Category #3 – Antique Vehicles

 1st – Elmer & Kathleen Smith, 1926 Buick Sedan, 1931 Ford Roadster, 1948 & 1949 John Deere B 

 2nd – Watson Family 1972 K5 Chevy Blazer

 3rd Nick Belkoff – 1926 Dodge Touring Sedan  

Category #5 – Equestrian – Group  

  1st Olney Farm – Renee Maria Weber

 Category #6 – Family, Group or Individual Entry

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

  2nd – Dunnigan Family & Friends  

  3rd  - Travis Brooks – 159th Ohio 100 Day Militia Regiment

 Category #7 – Young Set

  1stUpper Falls Dance Academy – Tara Kearney & Alyson Jacques

  2nd – Cub Scouts 810 St. Francis de Sales – Jennifer Bauer

  3rd -  Kingsville Elementary School PTA – Karie Watson   

 Category #8 – Commercial Entries

  1st – G&M Automotive-1991 Ford F350 4x4 Fire Pumper Support  

  2nd – REDS Wine & Spirits – Michael Tull

  3rd – Corbin Fuel 

 Category #9 – Floats

  1st – Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill

  2nd – Fork United Methodist Church – Marlene Strumsky

  3rd – VIP Athletics Cheer and Dance – Jody Personette

Category #10 – Fire Apparatus

  Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade – Bel Air VFC

  Best Appearing Engine – Joppa Magnolia VFC

  2nd Best Appearing Engine – White Marsh VFC

  Best Appearing Truck Company – Fallston VFC

  Best Appearing Ambulance – Bel Air VFC

Category #11 – Recreational Vehicles

 1st – Wyatt and Logan Striebinger – Dune Buggy & Go Kart

 2nd - Johnnie Brooks – Polaris 400 ATV

 3rd – Kingsville Karts – Brian Andrychowski

Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – “Proud To Be An American”

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

  2nd Place $100 –Olney Farm - Renee Maria Weber  

  3rd Place $50 – Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill

 15th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE – Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill

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

Some entries were non-competing. Awards were presented at the July 15th meeting of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association.

We Thank Our 2015 Parade Sponsors

Please Support Us With a Patron Ad, Display Ad or Sponsorship

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
  • Sunshine Grille, LLC
  • PNC Bank 
  • Smith and Prothero Physical Therapy
  • Dr. John and Mrs. Kathy Brooks
  • Bay View Homecare  
  • Corbin Fuel Company 
  • Dennis Kurgansky, M.D., P.A., Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc.
  • Fork Veterinary Hospital/Dr. Kevin Doherty
  • J.S.I. Automotive
  • Paul E. Feild, Jr. D.D.S.
  • Kingsville Auto Repair
  • Long Green Animal Dermatology Center/Dr. Joseph Bernstein 
  • CRS Flooring America
  • Von Paris Moving and Storage
  • Metro Talk  
  • Maryland Portable Restrooms    

The RDECOM Color Guard, on behalf of Team APG, will enjoy an evening with the Aberdeen Ironbirds sponsored by Dave’s Tag and Title Service and Pete’s Pickins. 

Click HERE For Photos of the 2015 Parade!