Ferrysburg parade kicks off July 4th activities

With plenty of sunshine and blue sky, hundreds of Tri-Cities residents of all ages lined the streets of Ferrysburg for this year's Independence Day parade this morning. "It was a great turnout,' Ferrysburg Mayor Jeff Stille said. "We've had progressively more and more people turnout every year. God bless this beautiful day - it really helps to have a nice healthy turnout.'
Alex Doty
Jul 4, 2011


This year’s parade featured the U.S. Army Reserves’ 180th Transportation Company of Muskegon as the grand marshal, as well as classic cars, the Fruitport High School band, and various veterans’ groups and community organizations.

Prior to the parade, a community breakfast was held at Ferrysburg City Hall, and after the parade, a community picnic was held at William Ferry Park.

“We had a successful Mayors Breakfast,” Stille said. “We had over 500 people. It’s the largest head count we’ve had so far. In the five years that we’ve done this, it’s progressed really nicely.”

Tonight in Grand Haven, the Independence Day activities continue with 9 p.m. reading of the Declaration of Independence by U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga at Waterfront Stadium. Immediately following the reading, the Grand Haven Musical Fountain and Jaycees’ fireworks show will take place.

To read more of this story, see Tuesday's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



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