Kingsville Independence Day Parade is Back

– photo courtesy of Kingsville, Maryland Independence Day Parade Facebook page-

The 41st Kingsville Independence Day Parade festivities will kick off on July 4 at 10 a.m. Kingsville Civic Association, Inc. and The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company are sponsors of the parade.

The parade will start at 10:50 a.m. at the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company on Bellvue Avenue (formation starting 9 a.m.), proceed down Bradshaw Road to Jerusalem Road and finish at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Pre-parade music and celebration will start at 10 a.m. and is  sponsored by BrightView Senior Living and Greene’s Family Butcher Shop,

The judges viewing stand at the corner of Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads. A fun-filled hour of entertainment features, Steve Gambrill “The Extreme Balloon Man”, Upper Falls Dance Academy, The Baltimore Raven Bird, Baltimore City Pipe Band, White Tiger Martial Arts and Alpha Athletics Cheer.

As usual, there will be NO RAIN DATE. Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads will be closed at 9:45 a.m.

Grace Community Church, 11611 Bel Air Road, will provide additional parking.

Opening ceremonies will be held at the Judges viewing stand 11 a.m. presided by John Teal, Master of Ceremonies, with Tiffany Burgess performing our National Anthem, to be coordinated with a “Fly Over” at 11:10 a.m. by the 175th Air Wing, Maryland Air National Guard. The Baltimore County Fire Department Color Guard will present the colors.

Trophy awards will be presented at the July 20th meeting of the GKCA in the following categories:
1 Marching Units
2 Band/Musical Entry
3 Antique Vehicles
4 Equestrian (Individual)
5 Equestrian (Group)
6 Family, Group or Individual Entry
7 Young Set (Age 12 & under)
8 Commercial Entries or Floats
9 Non-Commercial Floats
10 Fire Apparatus
Best Appearing Engine
2nd Best Appearing Engine
Best Appearing Truck Company
Best Appearing Ambulance
11 Recreational Vehicle

The lineup of bands include: Baltimore City Pipe Band, North Harford High School, Aberdeen High School, Edgewood High School, C. Milton Wright High School, Joppatowne High School and Patterson Mill High School along with many other exciting entries, will participate in the spirit of this year’s theme: “Faith, Freedom, Family

Without the support and generous contributions of the following parade, band, pre-parade sponsors and service providers, the Kingsville Parade could not be presented:
Jones Junction – Jones for a Lifetime Parade Book Advertisers
BrightView Senior Living Sunshine Grille, LLC
Smith and Prothero Physical Therapy
Corbin Fuel Company Dennis Kurgansky, M.D., P.A.
Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc. Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Fork Veterinary Hospital – Dr. Kevin Doherty Dave’s Tag & Title Service
J.S.I. Automotive Von Paris Moving and Storage
Paul E. Feild, Jr. D.D.S. G&M Automotive Sales and ServiceJ.S.I. Automotive BayView Home Medical Equipment
Kingsville Auto Repair, Inc. Greene’s Family Butcher Shop
Long Green Animal Dermatology Center – Bobby’s Portable Restrooms
Dr. Joseph Bernstein HLK Custom Clothing
Metro Talk
Judges Awards in include: BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – 1st $150; 2nd $100 and 3rd $50, the 20th Annual Mary Frances Shepperd Award for BEST ENTRY IN THE PARADE – $150, the Melvin C. Neuman Award for emergency apparatus – BEST APPEARING COMPANY IN PARADE and the 10th Annual BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD for the best band/musical entry in the parade.
The 2022 Grand Marshal is Linda Alexander, the longtime Chairman of the parade. This year’s Theme Winner of $100 is Xavier Chin, a student Open Bible Christian Academy.

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