Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Parade Organization

Calvary Baptist Church in Lovingston has volunteered to be the new Nelson County 4th of July Parade Organization.  Thank-you for your leadership.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nelson 4th of July Parade Future

Dear Friends

After 8 years of organizing the parade, I would like to pass the baton to the next group that may be interested.  At this time, I am not planning to organize the parade for this year.  However, if there is a group out there that would be interested in taking over the parade, it is not too late for this July. 

I would be happy to help the next group get started, and can forward the parade checklist, contacts, list of parade participants and information about working with VDOT for the proper permits.  Please contact me if you and your organization would like to take on the Nelson County 4th of July Parade.  It has been a good experience for us and I know it will be for you too.

Best Regards,
Kim Bryant
Nelson County 4th of July Parade Committee

Thursday, July 11, 2013

2013 Parade Winners

Thank-you to everyone who participated in the 4th of July Parade.  Especially when the sky opened up with rain and folks continued marching.  We have a great community.

Winners - Main Parade

Best Float - Saunders Brothers
Best Formation Marching Unit - Nelson Parade Band
Best of Show Horse & Rider - Round Top
Best of Show Antique Vehicle - Rolling Thunder
Best of Show Fire Unit - Lovingston
Best of Show Rescue Unit - Wintergreen
Most Patriotic Group - Living Word
Judge's Award - VFW
Best Representation of Theme - Miss Liberty

Winners - Children's Bike Parade

1st Place Bike - Eli Aldridge
2nd Place Bike - Jacob Carton
3rd Place Bike - Emma Nappi
1st Place Scooter - Seth Johnson
1st Place Wagon - Elaina, Julianna & Max Cooper tied with Bryn Boor & Lillie Rutherford

We hope to see you again next year!

Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 Children's Bike Parade

The 2013 Children's Bike Parade is a great way for children up to age 12 to show their "Freedom" and what this great country means to them.  Here are the details:

Sign up and Line-up at Union Bank, Main Street, Lovingston

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Judging Begins: 10:30am
Prizes Awarded: 10:45am
Parade Begins: 11:00am

Everyone who signs up receives a prize.  Bikes, wagons, strollers and other Non-Motorized vehicles are welcome.  Also, costumes. Please contact us with any questions at nelsonparade@yahoo.com.

Get Ready for the 2013 Nelson County 4th of July Parade

"Freedom" - What It Means To Me".  What does Freedom mean to you and to our country?  That is the theme of this year's 4th of July Parade.  We will celebrate Freedom on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 11am on Front Street in Lovingston.  Bring your church, organization, school, etc. and celebrate the birthday of our great nation on a float, with a marching group, in an antique car, plus more.  Contact us at nelsonparade@yahoo.com with questions or to sign-up.  It's a great time for our community to come together.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thank-You to Everyone!!

Thanks so much for coming out and sharing this Independence Day Celebration with us today.  Following are the 2012 Parade Winners:

Best Float - Giving Hope Foundation
Best Formation Marching Unit - Boy Scouts Cub Pack #32
Best of Show Antique Vehicle - Don Kendall - 1931 Model A Ford
Best of Show Fire Unit - Lovingston Fire Department
Best of Show Rescue Unit - Wintergreen Fire Department
Most Patriotic Group - "Our Next Generation"
Judges Award - Living Word Christian Fellowship
Best Representation of Theme - Sheriff's Department - COP Camp

Bike Parade Winners:
Most Patriotic Bike - Ivy Johnson
Best of Show Bike - 1st prize, Houston Bryant
Best of Show Bike - 2nd price, Will Schultz
Best of Show Scooter - 1st price, Colleen McCool
Best of Show Scooter - 2nd prize, Ben Schultz

We appreciate everyone who participated and attended.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The 2012 Parade Marches On

The parade is going to continue as scheduled tomorrow.  It's been a difficult few days for our county, but hopefully the parade will lift us up.  We hope to see you there!