Independence Day in Hawley, Pa. was recognized once again with the annual and traditional 4th of July Parade. Mayor Kevin Hawk was handing out US flags; CLEAR 4 TEA Party gave out copies of the Constitution. Pounds and pounds of candy went forth as well, as the flag waving crowd cheered the parade units on.
The whole parade took about 40 minutes. A street theater proceeded it, with cowboys, and Indian and a recalcitrant fur trader dressed much too warm for the warm summer day.
Public officials, fire and ambulance companies, Sons of Norway and their Viking float and the Wallenpaupack FM church band playing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” marked portions of the procession.
Frances Hoey, daughter of Karen and Peter Hoey, of Long island, was sporting an Uncle Sam hat, watching in the shade of Skier Insurance. They have a home at Fawn Lake. Her Dad said they enjoy coming up every year to see the parade, and definitely plan to come back that evening for the fireworks.
The Wallenpaupack fireworks begin at about 9:15 p.m., shot from the Wallenpaupack Athletic Field on Route 6. Patience is advised with traffic. The Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce hosts the fireworks, supported by numerous local businesses.
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