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Greer parade: Patriotic fashion, music. Neighbors celebrate July 4th

Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 

Jim Fair

Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 



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Ron

Jim Fair

Ron "Poppers" Solomon, a beloved neighbor, was the grand marshal.



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Police Chief Matt Hamby led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance  and then led the parade in his police vehicle, playing patriotic music.

Jim Fair

Police Chief Matt Hamby led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance  and then led the parade in his police vehicle, playing patriotic music.



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There was no limit to the amount of red, white and blue in the neighborhood parade.

Jim Fair

There was no limit to the amount of red, white and blue in the neighborhood parade.



It was a perfect morning for the annual Arlington-Davenport July 4th Parade.

Mayor Rick Danner, a parade organizer, introduced his first grandchild, Ruby. Police Chief Matt Hamby led the parade in a Greer Police Department vehicle blaring patriotic music along the one-mile scenic route and scores of children wore red, white and blue fashion while some showed off their wheels. Dogs walked patiently with their best friend and some were carried. There was barking, but none got entangled.

Neighbors along the route, including the newly named West Arlington group sitting under a shade tree near the curb, greeted the participants. Homes along the route had flags waving in the breeze and bunting adorned houses.

Ron "Poppers" Solomon, a beloved neighbor, was the grand marshal. His grandson, Owen Humphrey, who said he is 12 years old but will be 13 in 14 days, said his grandfather is a military veteran.

Humphrey opted to sit by the refreshments — water and frozen flavored pops — and told media he had a sister, Maeve, and his parents are James and Jennifer Humphrey. His family has two dogs, Chance and Hulu.

The 2019 July 4 parade will be at 10 a.m. on a Thursday.

 

 

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