Palo Verde Neighborhood’s 4th of July pancake breakfast & paradeby Carolyn Classen on Jul. 01, 2011, under Arts, Life
Monday July 4, starting at 7 a.m. enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast for only $3 –includes pancakes/sausage/juice/watermelon at 3300 block of E. Camden Street.
Then parade registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the parade at 9 a.m. The parade starts at Camden & Palo Verde, goes east on Camden to Richey, south to Fairmount, west to Jones, then back to the starting area for awards & treats. (Camden/Palo Verde intersection is between Country Club and Alvernon, north of Speedway).
More info: Sally at 520-741-0849, or email her at email@example.com.
Sounds like a great way to celebrate the 4th of July with the Palo Verde Neighborhood Association, www.paloverdena.org. Apparently the parade is in its 48th year as the “oldest running non-mechanized neighborhood parade”, but the pancake breakfast is only in its 2nd year. That’s a very long history for a neighborhood parade. Here’s an excerpt of the history of the parade from their website written by Sally Miller:
The Camden-Palo Verde, 4th of July Parade was started in the early 1960s by Sylvia Reeves, with the help of Sylvia Sloane and the mothers in the neighborhood who wanted to give their children something to do on the 4th of July. The story I was told was that Sylvia and Sylvia were friendly rivals and one of their arguments was whether the 2nd year they held the parade was “1st annual” or the “2nd annual”.
Well, it’s certainly no dispute that this is an annual parade… after all these years.
Enjoy the 4th of July.