HAWLEY - Hawley's 50th anniversary Independence Day Parade is set for Tuesday, July 4, at noon in Hawley. The lineup, as of Friday, is included below. Some additions to the lineup are possible.
(NOTE: This is a corrected version. The previous version had an error in the Hawley parade marshal's name.)
HAWLEY - Hawley’s 50th anniversary Independence Day Parade is set for Tuesday, July 4, at noon in Hawley. The lineup, as of Friday, is included below. Some additions to the lineup are possible.
The parade starts at Spring Street & Main Avenue, heads up Main to Bingham Park. The parade marshal this year is 10-year old Bobby Fortuna, who is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.
The parade originated in 1967 when it was sponsored by Hawley Public Library in conjunction with a library lawn social.
The annual Hawley Carnival begins at 1 p.m. in the park, on the 4th of July. Immediately following the parade and leading up to the opening of the carnival, Jason Merrill and other local musicians are expected to be performing from the bandstand.
The carnival lasts July 4 through July 8. On Tuesday the 4th, the hours are 1 p.m. to “as long as they have a crowd,” leading up to the time of the fireworks.
On Wednesday through Saturday, the carnival hours are 6 to 10 p.m.
Carnival ticket purchases benefit Hawley Borough Police and Hawley Parks & Recreation Commission.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, ride all rides for one price, $14.00.
Fireworks are planned at Lake Wallenpaupack at dusk, hosted by the Chamber of he Northern Poconos. The Chamber has been hosting fireworks at the lake since 1976. They are fired from the High School athletic field. Stadium seating opens at 7 p.m. Bold Gold Media 105.3 FM will broadcast patriotic music during the fireworks. Rain date: July 5th. Donations and sponsorships are needed. Contact the Chamber of the Northern Poconos at 570-226-3191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINEUP BY DIVISION
July 4, 2017
Hawley Borough Police
Wayne County Sheriff’s Department
Waymart Borough Police
Hawley American Legion Post 311 and Auxiliary Marching Groups
VFW Honesdale Ladies Auxiliary
Grand Marshall Bobby Fortuna
Wayne County Commissioners
Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards
Hawley Mayor Kevin Hawk
Hawley Borough Council
Palmyra Township (Wayne) Supervisors
All other State, County or municipal officials
Retired Navy Captain Maurice Meagher
Cub Scouts #401 and Boy Scout Troop 401
Wayne County Dairy Princess
Miss Pocono Outstanding Teen 2017
Wayne/Pike Farmer’s Association
Jr. Buckhorn Cheerleaders
Magistrate Judge Alan Cooper and the Challenger Baseball Team
Women in the Wind
Wayne Pike Shriners
Knights of Columbus
Palmers and Sons Trucks
Mike’s Auto Service & Towing
Relay for Life
Boltz and Sparks All Star Cheer
Trax, The Stourbridge Lion
Downtown Hawley Partnership
Dick Teeter (antique car)
Local and Regional Fire Departments
Honesdale Fire Equipment
Emergency Medical Service Vehicles
White Mills Ambulance
White Mills Community Ambulance