Celebrating Freedom

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Missing 14-year-old found after four months Chris Adamson, father of Brundidge’s nearly 4-month missing Amber Price, hasn’t been asking too many questions. He’s just glad to… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “Music makes a parade and these bands really did a good job,” he said.As soon as the last entry passed the reviewing stand, the BBA began making plans for next year’s parade.“What we want to do is find a way to keep people in town after the parade,” Ramage said. “We want people to stay around so we can showcase our town because we have a lot to be proud of. We’ll be working on that over the next few months and, hopefully, we’ll find a way.” Latest Stories Published 12:19 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip Email the author Ramage said the decision to honor the 900th Maintenance Company of the Alabama National Guard as the Grand Marshals of the parade was a fitting one.“The 900th will be deployed in August in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and we are proud of them and wanted to honor their commitment to their country,” Ramage said. “We plan to have something else special for them before they leave but recognizing their service at the same time we celebrate our country’s independence was fitting.”The Independence Day Parade always attracts queens from area communities and it’s the first time that many of these young community representatives get to meet each other before the activities and events of the National Peanut Festival Pageant in Dothan in the fall. Celebrating Freedom “This year, the queens got a preview of the addition to our library,” Ramage said. “We are proud of the new facility and that we were able to host them for the first ‘event’ there.”The Fort Rucker Army Band led the parade again this year and Ramage said the band is always a big drawn.“The Fort Rucker Army Band is one of the best around, and we really appreciate the fact they will come here to help us celebrate the Fourth of July,” Ramage said. “Rue (Botts) gets them here every year ,and I don’t ask how. We’re just glad they are here.”Ramage said having the Army band lead the parade, and the Pride of Pike Marching Band at the midpoint made it possible to have “marching” music throughout the parade. Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Just how many people crowed the streets of Brundidge for the annual Independence Day Parade, no one knows.Many of the parade watchers peeped out from inside the comfort of air-conditioned stores. Some watched from the vantage point of distant shade and some sat on the front porches along North Main Street.“It was hot, very hot, but there was nothing that we could do about that,” said John Ramage, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Business Association. “But given the heat, I was very pleased with the attendance. We had a good crowd and an enthusiastic crowd. It was a good parade with 88 entries and I want to thank all of those who worked so hard to make our Independence Day Parade a success.”last_img read more