Annual 4th of July Parade
Parade 7/4/2020 – Details coming soon
Calendar of Events
- Please join us for the FBA 2018 Monthly meetings the 1st Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 3rd at Cafe Michelangelo (11901 Bustleton Ave Philadelphia). The Executive meeting will be 4:30 PM followed by the General Membership meeting. Social hour will start at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30 PM. The cost will be $25.00 CASH per person. Receipts will be available. We should have the candidates for Magisterial District Court Judge in attendance along with Karen Sample from Sunshine Foundation as our guest speaker.
“REMEMBER WHY IT’S 4TH OF JULY” WAS THE THEME OF THE LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2019
“Remember Why It’s 4th of July” was the theme of the Lower Southampton Township Independence Day Parade held in Feasterville, PA on Wednesday, July 4th, 2019. The public was invited free of charge. The Feasterville Business Association was the lead sponsor of the event.
According to Bob DiBenedetto and Ed Shannon, both of Feasterville, PA, event chairpersons, “The year’s parade and patriotic salute to America included an appearance by the world champion Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band, as well as performances by two Mummers string bands—South Philadelphia and Uptown. Also performing was popular country and western entertainer Jody King, the Boogie Dogs Band and the Jazz Vespers Dixieland Band.
In addition, there was entertainment by the Andalusia Jug Band, Tri-County Band, DJB Jug Band and the St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band. Local and visiting fire departments, antique and classic cars along with an array of colorful floats including the Lower Southampton Veterans Advisory and Wings of Freedom floats also was a part of the pageantry, color and excitement. Federal, state, county and local government representatives also were parading. The Lower Southampton Police Department honor guard displayed and carried America’s colors in the parade.
Additionally marching was representatives from Action Karate and Leaps-N-Bounders , as well as a host of area groups and organizations. Included are boys and girls teams from the Lower Southampton Athletic Association, the Neshaminy High School Cheerleaders, cub and boy scout units, Lulu Shriners and Lower Southampton Veterans Advisory Board. The Feasterville Business Association was represented with its beautiful Belgium horse drawn wagon and their two annual college scholarship winners. “We are always looking for more groups and organizations who wish to march in the parade,” note DiBenedetto and Shannon.
Two of the major highlights of this year’s fun and festivities was the baby and bicycle competitions.There was special prizes for the best and most colorful floats.
This year’s parade book cover was designed by Collene Wawrdyniak, a seventh grader at the St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School. For winning this year’s cover design contest, she will received a $100 prize from the July 4th Parade Committee. Runners up were Gianni Ramirez, a seventh grader at Poquessing Middle School and Jackson Becker, a second grader at Ferderbar Elementary School. Both were awarded $50 prizes for their designs from the parade committee.
“We also invited area business owners and private individuals to become sponsors for the parade,” relates DiBenedetto and Shannon. Everyone who participated with a sponsorship of $100 or more received a certificate of appreciation plus a prominent identification in the official parade book which was given to all spectators. Larger sponsorship opportunities also were available to area businesses. “Without the generosity and support from our wonderful sponsors we would not be able to stage this exciting and entertaining parade and celebration for everyone to enjoy,” comment DiBenedetto and Shannon.
The Lower Southampton July 4th Parade will began at Second Street and Bustleton Pike in Feasterville and moved north on Route 213 Bridgetown Pike to the Lower Southampton Intermediate School and the Lower Southampton Township grounds.
For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, parade book advertising, event participation or volunteering, for 2020- contact Connie Perry at Lower Southampton Township at 215-357-7300, extension 301.