With youth movement, patriotic July 4th tradition on parade in Millsboro

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Cathy Gorman leads the singing of the National Anthem at Millsboro’s 2014 Happy Birthday America Celebration and Children’s Parade.

MILLSBORO – Patriotic tradition is on parade in Millsboro Saturday, July 4 with the 9th Annual “Happy Birthday America” Celebration and Children’s Parade.

The event – hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Millsboro – begins at 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Labyrinth (corner of State and Ellis Streets).

Following a brief patriotic ceremony featuring the beautiful voice of Sussex County’s own songbird Cathy Gorman, parade participants will compete for a trophy in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Stroller, Best Wagon, Best Bike, and Best Dog.

There is also a special tribute this year, in salute to a U.S. veteran who participated in past Millsboro July 4 celebrations.

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Special tribute will be made to World War II veteran Atwood Timmons, who played “Taps” for many years at Millsboro’s “Happy Birthday America” Celebration and Children’s Parade. Mr. Timmons, shown here at the 2014 event, passed away in February.

“This year we are planning a special tribute to Mr. Atwood Timmons, Sr., who passed away last February. Mr. Timmons played ‘Taps’ for this occasion for past eight years” said Gale White, event coordinator.

Ms. White offered thanks to the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce for providing the trophies.

In addition, for safety reasons, this year’s the children’s parade will be take place on the grounds of St. Mark’s, rather than walking to Cupola Park, said Ms. White.

In the event of rain, the celebration and parade will be held in St. Mark’s Parish Hall.

For more information, contact Gale White at 644-0777.

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