Warwick celebrates the Fourth of July

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The fresh watermelon and lemonade was much appreciated and surely needed as the July heat bore down on the 26th annual Warwick Neck Parade, held on the Fourth of July.

What originally started as a group of people marching in their own parade – nobody spectated it back then because everyone who wanted to be included was in it – has grown into a rich tradition since. Parade organizer Bill Nixon is still going strong, and hosts the entire gathering for refreshments and awards on his backyard lawn, which overlooks Greenwich Bay.

People from all over the city showed up, including Mayor Joseph Solomon and candidates for local offices and the General Assembly. A flag raising ceremony was held to honor the nation at the reception.

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Siobhan11

Hi, My sons Cub Scout Pack, Pack One Warwick was photographed by the Beacon at the Warwick Neck Parade on this July 4th. We were saddened to see that it did not make the paper today and were wondering if we at least be able to have any copies that they took? Please feel free to contact me back via email at SCrookes11@aol.com please. Thanks!

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