Irvington hometown parade has more than 250 participants

Residents and guests of Irvington paraded along King Carter Drive on Sunday, July 4. Classic cars, golf carts, bicycles, floats and a fleet of jeeps made up the festivities. Photo by AnnGardner Eubank

More than 250 bicyclists, walkers, golf carts, floats and classic cars joined in Irvington’s 4th of July parade, which celebrated the historic community and hometown heroes, reported parade committee chairman Gabe del Rio.

The event included a color guard from the Northumberland High School JROTC, the Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band, Kilmarnock and White Stone volunteer fire departments, the Kilmarnock-Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, floats and cars from area businesses and community organizations and an appearance by World Champion Oyster Shucker Deborah Pratt.

More than 700 flags were distributed to spectators along the parade route, far more than initially anticipated, said del Rio. “In fact, our flag order was doubled by mistake and we figured we could  put it toward next year, but we nearly used every one of them!”

The parade honored hometown heroes Jimmie Carter, Jimmie Jackson, Bill Michell, Norm Mosher and Tom Parrish….[to-view-more]