Maxwell Creek Neighbors Enjoy Another 4th of July Kid’s Parade
Residents of the Maxwell Creek neighborhood in Murphy celebrated the fifteenth or sixteenth year of the kids 4th of July parade, Joan Fisher who has organized the parade for 14 years isn’t quite certain when it began, but she does know, “I just love to help make this a special day for everyone in the neighborhood.” Her efforts paid off handsomely again as a large turn-out of kids accompanied by moms, dads, grandparents and older siblings participated.
Cub Scout Pack 1783 started things off by leading the crowd through the Pledge of Alliance, then it was parade time as the troop led the way from the gazebo in the park to the clubhouse at the Maxwell Creek Community pool. A trek of about three blocks complete with lots of spectators cheering things on.
At the conclusion of the parade, everyone enjoyed snow cones and awards were announced in three categories: Daniel Restrepo won for “the most creative entry”; Aiden Sundberg won for “the most patriotic”; and, Emily Parma took the prize for “most sparkle”.
Next year’s parade will mark the 17th or 18th, but no one knows for certain, but as long as the sun is shining no one really cares.