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Despite rain, Annapolis gets parade in, fireworks postponed

| July 05, 2017, 09:19 AM

Rams Head

The Annapolis Fourth of July Parade kicked off right on time at 630pm.  And it was thisclose to getting done when the skies opened up washing out the last third of the marchers. But we stuck it out. Hey, if they can march in the parade, we can hand and tape it.

As is always the case in an election year, the parade was chock full of politicians including a new candidate for Mayor of Annapolis–Elvis!

Governor Hogan was represented by Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, his Hogan bus and supporters. One of his supporters was Prestige Annapolis in–a Lamborghini all decked out with Hogan swag. A Lamborghini that peeled off early due to incoming rain and lack of a roof.

Mayor Mike Pantelides did double time in the parade leading it off as the Mayor of the City towing the City’s new Dory (which is being named by an online contest) and then again as a candidate with his team.

Gavin Buckley and State Senator John Astle, also candidates for Mayor, were lost marched in the large District  30 Democratic Club entry.

While there were no judges, the prize for the best float had to go to Homestead Gardens and their Pollination Celebration.

Unfortunately, the fireworks were washed out; but have been rescheduled for 9:15 on July 5, 2017.

Rams Head

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About the Author - John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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