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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Parades Are For Children: Thousands of children, of all ages, lined the 1.2-mile route of Ypsilanti's parade yesterday while hundreds more took part in the silver anniversary march sponsored by American Legion Post 282. This float carried virtually the entire membership of Cub Scout Pack No. 89, of Ypsilanti's Brown Chapel AME Church. It was one of seven Scout units in the traditional Fourth of July parade. This float was decorated with various Cub emblems.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Riding In Style: This clown in Ypsilanti's parade yesterday rode in style--with the top of his small car open. this permitted him to poke his head out and talk to the many children who lined the parade route.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Floats Feature Ypsilanti Parade: The Ypsilanti Knights of Columbus entered this float in the 25th annual Independence Day parade yesterday in Ypsilanti. The traditional affair was viewed by the largest crowd in the history of the event, Ypsilanti officials said. This K of C entry, the most elaborate in the parade, featured three youngsters sitting among floral arrangements on the decorated float. The hour-long parade was composed of more than 50 units.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Who Are You?: This youngster, one of thousands who watched the annual Fourth of July parade in Ypsilanti yesterday, apparently is "not quite sure" of the clown, who stopped along the parade route to amuse the children.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Queen Reigns Over Celebration: Nancy Ann Smith of Denton in Wayne county, elected Tuesday night as "Miss Legionnaire of 1956" in the third annual Legion beauty contest, rode in state in the silver anniversary Independence Day parade yesterday.