**UPDATE** We're turning this Parade into a Party!
Help celebrate Kershaw County's recent All-America City Award this Saturday, starting with the Third Annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade and Party! Pre-parade Activities begin at City Hall at 10 am. Parade down Rutledge Street begins at 10:30. Party on the Town Green to celebrate Kershaw County's All-America City Award to follow immediately!
CAMDEN, SC– Kids are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters, and wagons and wearing their red, white, and blue for the third annual Kids’ Fourth of July Parade, Saturday June 30, 2108 in Downtown Camden. Participants are asked to meet at Camden City Hall at 10 am dressed in their parade regalia. The parade will start at 10:30 am. This is a free event.
Pre-parade activities will include face painting by the Camden Middle School Cheer Team; temporary tattoos by the Camden Police Department; and balloons by the Camden Fire Department. The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the DAR will be passing out flags, and the Kershaw County Library will be providing information about Summer Reading. Participants will also have the opportunity to see the newly restored 1920 Seagrave pumper truck, Camden’s first motorized fire truck!
Immediately before the parade, there will be a short program to honor the occasion.At 10:30 am, the Fife and Drum Corps of South Carolina — local volunteers with members of the 208thArmy Band — under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Slade, will lead the parade down Rutledge Street to Broad Street where it will end.
For the safety of the participants, motorized vehicles (electric or gas powered) are not allowed, and children 10 and under must be escorted by an adult. Don’t forget to decorate your bicycle AND your helmet!
The community is invited to watch the 10:30 am parade along Rutledge Street. Parking is available at the Town Green and on Commerce Alley as well as along Market and Broad Streets. Come out to support our youth and celebrate the U.S.A!
Photo Contest! Upload your best photo of the parade to the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/144458709747565along with #kidsparadephotocontest2018. Photos should be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on June 30. A winner will be selected at random and announced on July 2nd!
The parade is sponsored by Books on Broad and Coffee and the Downtown Camden Program. For more information, please contact Laurie Slade Funderburk at email@example.com or Katharine Spadacenta, Downtown Camden Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Camden: With a storied history dating back to 1732, the City of Camden is South Carolina’s oldest inland city. Camden is located in the Midlands of South Carolina, about 20 minutes northeast of our capital city, Columbia. Camden has a population of about 7,000 residents, who enjoy the beauty of our natural landscape and the wide variety of activities available. Camden offers gorgeous architecture, historic landmarks, and friendly people. Visit www.camdensc.org for more information.
Books on Broad: Books on Broad is an independent bookstore and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden, offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 6 pm, and on Saturday from 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at www.booksonbroad.com, where more than 5 Million books and ebooks are available for local pickup or nationwide delivery.