Crestline’s Fourth of July parade

By MIA BASS

Crestline Parade

Becky Burkhart poses with her two boys, Ben and Will, before the Fourth of July parade.

Crestline neighbors gather for a parade of decorated bikes, wagons and a few boxcars each Fourth of July. Four or five streets in the Mountain Lane and Mountain Park Drive area come together with between 25 and 50 kids to kick off the patriotic holiday with a bang.

“People here definitely make the most of the Fourth,” said Betsy Burkhart, a mom of two who has lived in the area for nine years.

An older woman in the neighborhood used to coordinate the festivities, bringing in police escorts and asking the kids to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before beginning the parade. Although some of those traditions have faded, the parade still continues.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. Afterward, the kids snack on muffins, graham crackers with different colored frosting and other breakfast snacks.

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