PURCELLVILLE, Va. June 19, 2018 —Applications to participate in the annual Independence Day Parade are due Monday, June 25! This parade is co-hosted by the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Purcellville, and there is no cost to participate. The theme this year is “Stars and Stripes.” Show your patriotic pride with family, friends, and neighbors and join in America’s birthday celebration! Visit the Holiday Events and Activities page of the Town of Purcellville website to download the application.
The top three patriotic entries will receive a ribbon and a banner to display throughout the parade. Winners will be chosen by the Independence Day Parade Citizen Volunteer group. Again this year, The Purcellville Gazette will hand off the "Liberty Cup" from the 2017 winner, the Makersmiths, to the 2018 winner selected prior to the beginning of the parade.
The parade will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4th. The route starts on Orchard Drive, turns right onto Main Street, followed by a left onto Maple Avenue, and concludes at Loudoun Valley High School. The parade route will be closed to through traffic from approximately 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. As a convenience for families with small children or those with sensitive hearing, a “quiet zone” will be designated on Main Street along the parade route. Marked by signage, the quiet zone is a section of the parade route void of canon fire, sirens, and loud music from participants.
For additional information, please contact Donnie Embrey with the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department at 703-727-7191, FORESTFFEMBREY@AOL.COM or Hibah Salah, Events Specialist with the Town of Purcellville at 540-751-2390, email@example.com.