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Fourth of July Parade a two-hour-plus extravaganza

Original post made on Jul 5, 2009

The Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade this morning was headed up by hundreds of children in keeping with the theme, "Celebrating Our Youth." From the kids on scooters to the E Clampus Vitus men who ended the parade with volley after volley from their rifles, the parade had something for everyone.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, July 4, 2009, 9:50 PM

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Posted by brad
a resident of Danville
on Jul 5, 2009 at 12:07 am

Where was Sullenberger?


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Posted by Tony
a resident of Danville
on Jul 5, 2009 at 2:08 am

No sully to be found.


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Posted by Rogers
a resident of Danville
on Jul 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm

where is our picture at the parade


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jul 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm

We went to the Danville Parade once when we first moved here. Never again will we put ourselves through such a display of rudeness and incivility.

As an experiment, remove any time restrictions on allowing people to "reserve" a space with chairs, blankets or whatever. This will really show you what kind of people go to the parade.


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Posted by Dolores, editor
a resident of Danville
on Jul 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Rogers: Was your photo taken by Stan Wharton? If so, it is under the headline Gotcha! This is a feature of the Danville Weekly at public events where we take a lot of photos and post them on our Web site, without names.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 6, 2009 at 6:55 am

Thank God...No more Scully. This one was really over played. I've said it before, if he was doing his job at the time and not the co-pilot, he may have been able to avoid the situation.

Great parade...no banks, no title companies, now get rid of the self serving politicians and the day would have been a total hit.

Rick, At one time there was no restriction on when the chairs came out, that's why the restriction. Chairs were appearing two day's before the 4th. As for rudeness, well let's just say, anytime you get 30,000 people together you're bound to find a few a**holes. I've been going to the parade for about 20 years or so and you are right. I felt the same in those early years, but the folks attending the parade these day's seem to be are less pushy. You should give it another try, if not for you...for your family.


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Posted by Mary a Danville Resident
a resident of Diablo
on Jul 6, 2009 at 10:02 am

Hey,
We go down the night before just to see the chairs, even if we don't make the Parade. It's amazing that no steals them. We're a great town and community and our Parade is a great way to celebrate. It brings the town together as do many Danville events. I've been in the Parade over the year's with old PacBell, kids, horses a goat and then with Hospice. It was amazing to slowly pass all those smiling faces waving flags.
And Sully will always be OUR hero whether he was there or not. He did a calm and courageous thing that day. He saved 155 lives. Whomever wrote that from Alamo must be envious...where is THEIR parade?

Keep up the great work Kiwanis and Deanna Sullivan and everyone did a great job. Thank You All !


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jul 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm



You go down the night before just to see the chairs?



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Posted by brenda
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I haven't missed a parade since 1985, and hope that record continues for many more years! We love the parade, "bumping into" many neighbors, seeing the many "givers" of our community, etc! I feel so blessed to live in a community with community spirit and heart! By the way, while my little 4 yr old grandson loves the parade, his favorite part is the street cleaners! He waited patiently until they arrived, and then WHAT a hit! (It really is impressive to see how efficiently the town is cleaned up after such a massive gathering!)


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Posted by Mimi
a resident of Danville
on Jul 7, 2009 at 7:44 pm

We used to go to the parade when we moved to Danville 10+ years ago. Our neighbors on our street would congregate at one location at the parade. As our child grew up, we stopped going, but along came our second and we realized this year that he's never been! So, we went down this year and had a fantastic time! There was never any rudeness that I can recall. Yes, it's crowded, but it's a celebration of our freedom and community spirit. It was a fun small-town gathering. Enjoy it for what it is! The Kiwanis did a terrific job!


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Danville
on Jul 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm

A lovely parade and a great day. This is what makes living in Danville special. The Kiwanis does a great job in organizing such a large event.
I have no complaints about rude people. In fact it was the opposite. People were friendly and polite. We took our dog to the parade and the children around us kept her company and she enjoyed the dog treats given out during the parade. I especially enjoyed the creativity of groups like the lawn mower brigade and the grill wars. I hope more groups join in the challenge next year.


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