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Fort Mitchell July 4th parade to celebrate state champions; band, football team are Grand Marshals

The theme for Fort Mitchell’s annual July 4th parade will celebrate Beechwood School’s two state champion programs, the band and the football team.

“A tradition of champions in a community of excellence” is the theme chosen for this year’s Parade. Parade Grand Marshals will be the Beechwood High School Band and Football Team.

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Mayor Jude Hehman said, “Our educational institutions are the pillars of our community. Beechwood school football team and band are both excellent teams that epitomize dedication, hard work and success – everything that our parade stands for.”

The popular parade will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. on July 4, 2017 from the DCCH Children’s Home on Orphanage Road, heading down Dixie Highway past the city building and ending on Beechwood Road in front of the school.

Floats will include local businesses; youth sports teams and Boy Scouts, vintage cars and many others from throughout Northern Kentucky.

The best spots for watching are along Dixie Highway in front of Blessed Sacrament, Fort Mitchell Baptist Church and the City Building. Dixie Highway will be shut down to traffic beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Parade participants should arrive at the starting point on Orphanage Road by 11:30 a.m. Organizations and individual groups can sign up to participate in the parade through the City’s website at: http://fortmitchell.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Parade-Registration-Fillable-Form.pdf

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