Visitors shine in island Independence Day spectacle

Melissa, Jenny and Jes Pilkington came to the island to join the parade.

Melissa, Jenny and Jes Pilkington came to the island to join the parade.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM.

The St. George Island Independence Day parade has become a destination in its own right.

With over 100 “floats” this was the biggest and wettest parade in island history

Parade Director Vicki Frost did a great job contacting sponsors and awarding prizes to parade participants. She and the organizers of the event offered special thanks to fire fighters, first responders and the Sheriff’s Department who insured that the parade was both fun and safe.

Parks and Recreation also performed above and beyond to keep beaches and parks clean and welcoming in the face of record crowds.

Visitors from a dozen states participated in this year’s USA birthday bash and many said they were repeat visitors to beautiful St. George to strike up the band and join in the parade.

There are still some of our special edition parade t-shirts available for $15.00 at Eddy Teach’s. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts go to the Franklin County Humane Society.   

 



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