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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



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The Opening Ceremonies were held at the judge's viewing stand with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies presiding.  The White Marsh VFC Color Guard led the parade with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by Ila Christenbury.  At 11:10 A.M. we were honored to have a “Fly-By” over the Kingsville triangle of A-10s from the Maryland Air National Guard which was  coordinated with our National Anthem sung by soloist Christina Massimei accompanied by the Aberdeen High School Marching Band directed by Kaitlyn Wittman.

The Grand Marshal was Gilbert Thompson and the parade theme, Salute to America, was nominated by Jeremy Douglas.

Parade entries were judged in a number of categories by Mary Jo Button, Michael Trush, Theresa Chevery, Linda Huber and Richard Eyre, representing the Long Green VFC. Winning entries will receive formal notification and be invited to receive their prizes at the July meeting of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association.

Winners will be honored on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 PM in the education room of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department followed by the monthly meeting of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association.

Category Winners

Category #1 -  Marching Units 

 1st  – TwirlTasTixs Batton & Releve Dance– Christine Zoll

 2nd – Company A Regiment North Carolina Vol. Troops – John Houck

 Category #2 – Bands/Musical –


  Category #3 – Antique Vehicles

 1st – Don Appel 1955 Torch Red Ford Thunderbird

 2nd – The Brooks Family – WWII Jeep Restored

 3rd – William Tankersley – 1959 Farmall Cub

 Category #4 – Equestrian Individual

1st – Verna White – America in Miniature

  Category #5 – Equestrian – Group  

  1st – Olney Farm – Renee Maria Weber

  2nd – The Fair Family – Kathy Fair

 Category #6 – Family, Group or Individual Entry

  1st – Dominick Dunnigan Honoring Hometown Hero Eric Houck

  2nd  - Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill   

  3rd – Kingsville Elementary School – PTA Karie Watson

 Category #8 – Commercial Entries

  1st – Terry Leftridge – Kona Ice

  2nd – Corbin Fuel Company

  3rd – Tim’s Automotive & Towing-Tammy Edwards

 Category #9 – Floats

  1st – Beachmont Corn Maze –Deanna Arisman

  2nd – St. John’s Episcopal Church-Elizabeth Sipos

  Category #10 – Fire Apparatus

  Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade – Long Green VFC  

  Best Appearing Engine – White Marsh VFC

  2nd Best Appearing Engine – Fallston VFC

  Best Appearing Truck Company – Joppa Magnolia VFC

  Best Appearing Ambulance – Bel Air VFCV

 Category #11 – Recreational Vehicles

 1st – Johnnie Brooks – Polaris 400 ATV

 2nd – St. Stephen School - Rachel Ullman celebrating 85th Anniversary

Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – Salute to America

   1st Place $150 – Friends of Jerusalem Mill – Joan Scovill  

  2nd Place $100 – Kingsville Elementary School PTA Karie Watson

  3rd Place $50 – Johnny Brooks-Polaris 400 ATV

 17th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE

Dominick Dunnigan Honoring Hometown Hero Eric Houck


Kingsville Triangle was dedicated in memory of Edward "Doc" Sears

Edward & Geraldine SearsThe State Roads Commission voted earlier this year to dedicate the publicly-owned area of the Kingsville Triangle in honor of Edward “Doc” Sears. From 1952 to 1987, Sears operated the Kingsville Pharmacy at this location. The community landmark was bulldozed when the state of Maryland made improvements to the roads in the Kingsville area. Sears was a corpsman on the USS Karnes in World War II. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Maryland Pharmacy School, graduating in 1951. He was an active resident and community leader who was very involved in the annual Kingsville Independence Day parade.Kingsville Pharmacy

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Without the support and generous contributions of our parade, band, pre-parade sponsors and in-kind service providers, the Kingsville Parade could not be presented. We thank the sponsors of this year's Parade and urge everyone to patronize these community-minded folks, and, when you do, personally thank them for supporting the Parade.

 2017 Parade Sponsors

Jones Junction                                                      Parade Book Advertisers

Reds                                                                     Sunshine Grille, LLC

PNC Bank                                                              Smith and Prothero Physical Therapy

John and Kathy Brooks                                           Bay View Homecare  

Corbin Fuel Company                                             Dennis Kurgansky, M.D., P.A., Dermatology  

Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc.           and Dermatologic Surgery

Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty             J.S.I. Automotive                                                      

Paul E. Field, Jr. D.D.S.                                          Kingsville Auto Repair

Long Green Animal Dermatology Center                   Von Paris Moving and Storage

Dr. Joseph Bernstein                                              Maryland Portable Restrooms    

Metro Talk                                                             G&M Automotive Sales and Service

 The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company Color Guard will enjoy an evening with the Ironbirds in Aberdeen, sponsored by Dave’s Tag and Title Service. 

  About The Kingsville Independence Day Parade

The Kingsville Independence Day Parade is a grass-roots effort to honor America’s freedoms and to provide a wholesome, family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. The Parade is presented under the auspices of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association, Inc., the Kingsville Community Alliance, Inc. and the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company by the Friends of the Kingsville Parade. All Parade workers are volunteers, and the Parade is entirely self-sustaining through the generosity of individuals, local merchants, advertisers, and corporate sponsors. Contributions can include cash donations, display and patron advertising in the parade booklet, band sponsorships, and in-kind contributions from merchants and corporate sponsors.

The Parade’s modern incarnation began in 1980 when several members of the community joined together to reestablish a parade honoring the birthday of our nation. Since that time, a dedicated group of volunteers work year ‘round to plan and run the Parade.

A typical day at the Parade begins at the triangle formed by the intersection of Belair, Jerusalem and Bradshaw Roads with a pre-parade show featuring various local musicians, dancers, clowns and others. The Parade itself begins with the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Frequently, in recent years, the National Anthem has been enhanced by a fly-over of A-10 Thunderbolt jets from the Maryland Air National Guard.

The Parade itself typically features a diverse group of entries that includes marching bands, military units, antique cars and tractors, area volunteer and paid fire companies, local school and scouting groups, equestrian units, religious and civic groups, elected officials, political candidates, every kind of powered vehicle, and local merchants, just to name a few. Entries may compete for cash awards and trophies.

Each year’s parade is geared around a theme nominated by an area elementary school student, who is always an honored participant in the parade. Also, every year, a well-known local person is named Grand Marshal in recognition of long-standard service to the community.

We hope that you will join us at this year’s Parade!

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Click HERE For A Recap of the 2016 Parade

Click HERE For Photos of the 2016 Parade