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

Held Annually for 37 Years





2017 Theme:

Salute to America



2017 Grand Marshal

Mr. Gilbert L. Thompson

Gilbert L. THompson

Every year, the Parade honors an individual (or occasionally, individuals) who exhibit the grass-roots ideals the parade exemplifies of service to the community, devotion to family, and love of country. A Grand Marshal is nominated by members of the community and is honored on Parade Day by leading the Parade in a convertible and by official recognition from the reviewing stand and in the Parade Book.

We are proud to introduce Gilbert L. Thompson, the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Kingsville Independence Day Parade.

Mr. Thompson is now President of the Board of Directors of the Helping Hands Food Pantry, which serves the needs of hungry people locally and beyond. In addition to his leadership, he also helped found this valuable community resource.

Mr. Thompson retired as the Chief Electrical Inspector for the Baltimore County Government and is still active in the electrical trade and in industry organizations on a national, state and local level.

He is one of the founding members of Beachmount Christian Ministries and has served on the Board for 40 years. He is an Officer of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, having formerly served as an Elder.