Forty years ago, in 1981, I organized a group of neighboring families to put on a CWE 4th of July Parade. That first event was a success and a tradition was begun. Since then, the annual kids parade has occurred almost every July 4th, until last year when the pandemic was in full force and the 2020 event was cancelled. Sadly, yesterday marked the second year without a parade. To compensate, I thought a look through the archives might bring back some fond memories.
Photographed above are Central West End Association’s Executive Director Jess Campbell, left, and top, CWEA board members Kim & Bob Brown, President Kate Walter, and Greg Stoube. Kate Haher, Executive Director of the CWE North Community Improvement District is shown with her family, bottom right.
In recent years, the CWE North Community Improvement District has joined forces with the CWEA—along with many volunteers—to make those parades better than ever.
Kids Parade in 2022? Let’s hope so. Hope you had a Happy 4th.