Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

July 4 - Capitol Hill 4th of July Parade

July 07, 2016 8:02 PM | Anonymous member

The Fourth Of July

On a Fourth of July morning with no rain in sight, 10 garden club members marched behind our new banner in the community parade on Barracks Row. Also, on decked-out bikes, were Joan Fallows and several members of Leanna Fenske's family, both adults and children. Lenna pulled a little red wagon with one of her younger grandkids sitting in it and I pushed my garden cart. There was a big crowd watching the parade, with a huge number of little kids. Club members gave small folding fans to the crowd as we walked. We were quite the group as we carried our gardening tools and EJ Truax wore her full set of hand tools around her waist.

Club members who marched said they enjoyed the event and that we should march in this parade every year. It is very informal, so little preparation is required. Marching with the other Hill groups raises the club's visibility, particularly among the young families who live on the Hill. The Community Projects Committee and the Membership Committee coordinated the club's march.

Contributed by Vira

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