Rain did not dampen the Gregory 4th of July parade

Photos by Judy Williams

Waiting in the rain for the parade to start.

The rain stops just in time for the parade to start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, the Unadilla Firefighters famous chicken BBQ was replaced with a hot dog stand. The committee hopes to have the chicken back next year.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, AKA Gordie Kunzleman, made an appearance to emcee the parade.

Heidi Raus sings the National Anthem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unadilla Township Police car clears the parade route through Gregory.

 

American Legion Mackinder-Glenn Post 510 leads the parade.

Members of the legion post place a wreath at the Unadilla Township War Memorial.

 

Cub Scout Pack 768 throws candy along the parade route.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Harris as a 1st Continental Marines of 1776 and his lady (Pam) carrying the first America flag.

 

1951 CJ3A Willys Jeep, fully dressed in military police war paint of the Army 4th Division Headquarters Company.

In 1977, the Gregory Area Jaycees took over the running of the 4th of July parade and activities. They continued running the event into the 1990s when the organization was disbanded. Other organizations and volunteers took over at that time.

Grand Marshals: The former Jaycees of Gregory/Stockbridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local musician, Phil Tolliver, sings his way through Gregory.

 

What would a Gregory 4th of July parade be without kids on bikes?

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone loves the horses. Did you know that the parade rules require all horse groups to have a Pooper Scooper to follow them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Smith driving a John Deere 1941 “B.”

Keith Grosshans driving a John Deere 1970.

Jim Raciborski driving a 1936 CO-OP.

Brian Grosshans driving a 1974 Allis Chalmers 620 with a 1/4 scale Parker gravity wagon.

Brandon Blanchard is driving a 1961 Allis Chalmers D-17 diesel. He is pulling a wagon is full of Noll family members and friends.

Evan Sandecki is driving a 1942 Farmall H.

Hayden Keiser driving a 1949 John Deere G.

Jacob Collin driving an Allis-Chalmers WF 1950.

Mike Hill driving an Allis- Chalmers WD

 

 

Tractors have always been an important part of the parade

 

 

 

Cars new and old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fire trucks signal the end of the parade is near.

 

SAESA Ambulance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acting Fire Chief Wendy Hause and new fire fighter, Megan Larson bring up the rear of the parade.

The dedicated volunteers that make up the 4th of July committee are Parade chairman Cathy (& Dave) Miller, Interim/Assistant Fire Chief Wendy Hause, Meghan Gerisch, Erin Griffin, Cathy Miller, Fire Chief Mark Schroeder, Luci Stoffer, Yvonne Hopkins, and Michael Griffin.

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