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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Ridgefield Park 4th of July Parade

6-July-2019
  On Thursday-4-July-2019 the Village of Ridgefield Park, NJ held their 125th annual Independence Day Celebration. Two years after their incorporation as an Independent Community the first Fourth of July Celebration was held in 1894.  This marks the oldest continuous celebration in the State of New Jersey. This years event started with the reading of the Declaration of Independence and flag raising at Memorial Plaza on Euclid St. Then the Ridgefield Park Volunteer Fire Department held the annual inspection of members and Equipment. At 9:00a the Baby & Youth Parade allowed Children and their Families to show their pride in Living in Ridgefield Park and the United States. Finally with a cannon shot at 11:30a the Ridgefield Park Civic Parade stepped off.
   This was lead down Main Street by a tall “Uncle Sam” escorted by the Ridgefield Park Police Colour Guard. Behind them members of the Ridgefield Park Board of Commissioners. This included  Mayor George Fosdick being accompanied by Tammy Murphy,  the wife of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.  They were followed by parade Grand Marshall Nelson O’Sullivan and other members from the VFW Post #227. The rest of the parade feature a mixture of local groups and organizations from the Village. The Elementary Schools and Youth Sports clubs walked down Main St. in front of Family and Friends.  Marching bands and twirling Squads from neighboring towns played music and showed off their skill along the route. Classic & custom cars along with local business  representing the Village. Members of the Ridgefield Park Police, Fire,  Ambulance and Rescue squads displayed the best the Village had of offer in service to Ridgefield Park. 
   Members from Bogota’s Rescue Squad 46  brought all their members and equipment to show-off for their Neighbors. The Bogota Buccanettes Twirling performed for the crowd and judges. The Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. could only make a brief appearance due to the need answer a call on Palisades Ave. Other equipment from nearby Emergency Services Departments ended the festivities with a loud and colorful display of lights and sirens. 


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