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Fourth of July Parade Marks 50 Years

Canonsburg celebrated Independence Day in grand style with a biggest-ever parade and other holiday activities.

The always-spectacular celebrated its 50th year Wednesday, both bigger and better than ever.

The event-filled day kicked off with annual Whiskey Rebellion 5K Race, the ringing of the church bells at 9 a.m. and then the iconic parade.

Entertainer Bobby Shawn and borough Manager Terry Hazlett served as masters of ceremonies. The parade's founding fathers—Anthony L. Colaizzo, Ed Snarey and Mario DiPalma—served as marshals with as celebrity marshal.

Honorable recognitions were given to the wrestlers who won the PIAA State Team Duals Championships and PIAA State Individual Championships.

The celebration moved to Town Park in the afternoon with a number of activities and entertainment, including a performance by Adam Brock. A fireworks display ended the evening with a bang.

Do you have any photos of the day's activities that you'd like to share? Just upload them to Patch. We'd love to see them!

Nadeen Steffey July 05, 2012 at 01:23 PM
awesome pics dean (as always!)! thanks so much!
liliiput July 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
The pics would be awesome if Canonsburg didn't look like it is right out of District 12. :(
cecil resident July 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
meaning????
cecil resident July 05, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I agree

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