The Whitemarsh community gathered along Germantown Pike Wednesday morning, awaiting the start of the annual 4th of July Parade. At just after 10 p.m., seven members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1074 began to march west from the intersection of Germantown Pike and Crescent Road, signaling the start of the parade.
Following were a wide arrange of local organizations and officials, from the Whitemarsh Lions Club and William Jeanes Memorial Library, to the Whitemarsh Board of Supervisors and representative Mike Gerber.
"The overall feel of community and patriotism is what truly makes the event successful," said Douglas Knauss, Director of Parks and Recreation for Whitemarsh. "The amount of cooperation with all of the township departments, the emergency services, and community groups such as the Whitemarsh Lions Club, make the event fun for all."
The event drew a strong crowd of families, with children scrambling to pick up candy tossed by paraders.
Knauss also thanked sponsors Karamoor Farms, the Group of Kappa Companies, Mercedes Benz of Fort Washington and West Chester, and Tonelli's Takeout.
"The overall event was a great success and fun was had by all," Knauss said.
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