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For the past several years the Richland Hills July 4th parade has started and ended at the Municipal Complex on Diana Drive. This year, however, with construction of The LINK underway we are moving the event to the grounds of Richland Middle School. As is our tradition, the roads will be lined with flags a few days before the parade to help mark the route.
An important part of the joy in our celebration is the kids riding bikes decked out in red, white and blue. This year there will be a bike decorating workshop onsite filled with an assortment of streamers and other supplies. Come by at 8:30 and there should be plenty of time to jazz up your wheels before the parade begins.
In addition to bikes, our parade entries generally include festive floats, fire engines, waving dignitaries, classic cars, and groups on horseback. If you can decorate it, we invite you to parade it! No need to register your float – just bring your crew by the school after 8:30 and we will help you find a place in line. One new rule, however – if you would like to distribute candy to our parade watchers, we will require that it be handed out, not thrown. We hope you understand that as a city we have to put safety first.
As you may remember, the July 4th traditions in Richland Hills were started by longtime resident Pat Jermyn. Mrs. Jermyn passed away earlier this year and in her memory the City has proclaimed July 4, 2016 as Pat Jermyn Day in Richland Hills. We are hopeful that this year’s event is a fitting tribute to the traditions that she started.