27th Annual Crouse 4th of July Parade Good Old Fashioned Fun!!

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27th Annual Crouse 4th of July Parade Good Old Fashioned Fun!!!! Every year the community of Crouse, North Carolina holds a 4th of July parade. This parade began with the Willie and Debbie Heafner family as a way to entertain their small children 27 years ago. The first parade was a small group of adults and children. Children on tricycles and red wagons, adults giving a push or pull as needed. As the children grew and their riding toys improved, the parade grew. The number of entries for the event grows each year and this year we hope to exceed the 2018 parade turnout!!!!!

From the 2018 Crouse Parade

Spectators are welcome and interested churches, organizations or individuals are urged to bring golf carts, tractors with trailers, floats, lawn mowers with trailers, classic cars, trucks, bicycles, floats, and goats, horses with wagons or buggies and horses with riders. We ask that all participants adhere to proper safety attire/equipment required to operate their vehicles. The entries will begin lining up around 3:00 PM at the Crouse United Methodist Church located on Pleasant Grove Church Road in Crouse North Carolina. Please note: We request no throwing of candy or small items to the public. It is recommended that you have walkers along the route to personally hand out candy and information. Be creative decorate your entry with a patriotic theme, or use your imagination, and JOIN IN THE FUN!!!

From The 2018 Crouse Parade
From the 2018 Crouse Parade

The official grand marshal each year is Sandy Jones, a lifelong resident of Crouse. Sandy loves the parade and can hardly wait for the event to occur each year. The organization is simple. We announce the parade at local churches and put up signs announcing the parade throughout the community and on Facebook. Everyone simply shows up and the fun begins. Last year we had the largest crowd ever to view the parade, and this year we anticipate an even larger crowd.

If you are looking for good old fashioned family fun, we think you will find nothing better than visiting downtown Crouse for the 4th of July Parade at 4:00 PM on Thursday July 4th. Rain or Shine. For more information or questions concerning the parade please contact Mona Ramsey Crouse Community History & Photo Project/Heafner Family Project 704-736-1440 or email rramsey6@bellsouth.net

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