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Irvington to go red, white and blue July 4

LANCASTER—The Town of Irvington invites everyone who appreciates good old-fashioned family fun to visit the traditional “hometown parade” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4.

Grand marshal Robert “Bob” Morrison, a West Point graduate and former chairman of the Irvington Planning Commission, will lead the parade, reported town administrator Bob Hardesty.

The guest of honor will be Col. Harvey C. Barnum Jr. who was awarded the Medal of Honor “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.”

His career in the U.S. Marine Corps (1962 to 1989) included service in Vietnam, the Philippines, Pearl Harbor and other U.S. postings. There also will be special guest Rebecca Tebbs Nunn, Ms. Virginia Senior America 2016. She is vice mayor of Kilmarnock.

Nearly 100 entries will follow the parade route, including vehicles with the Irvington mayor, town officials, children on decorated bicycles, the Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band, Little Miss Liberty and classic cars.

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