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More snapshots from 2019’s 4th of July Parade

2019’s 4th of July Parade ended, as it always does, at the fountain at Maryland Plaza. There, parents visited as the kids and some pups cooled their feet in the water.

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The size of this year’s crowd is indicated by the long lines for snow cones and popcorn.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association

Face painters were busy throughout the morning.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association

 

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings For kids  CWE North Community Improvement District CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Central West End Association   Finally, the 4th of July Family Parade wouldn’t happen without the hard work and dedication of organizers and sponsors including, from left: Jess Campbell, executive director of the Central West End Association, top photo: CWEA Board Members including from left: Kim Brown, Bob Brown, President Kate Walter, and Greg Stroube. Below right: Kate Haher, executive director of CWE North Community Improvement District, her husband Andy, and daughters Reagan and Abby.

And of course, many thanks to Jim Whyte, executive director of the CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative, and 5th District SLMPD officers for redirecting traffic during the parade. They work behind-the-scenes but make an important contribution to the success of this wonderful tradition.

Snapshots from CWEA’s 4th of July Family Parade

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2019’s 4th of July Family Parade, sponsored by the Central West End Association and the CWE North Community Improvement District, marks the 38th year the event has taken place in the neighborhood.  The parade, which started in 1981 (view post here), has come full circle—some of this year’s participants were toddlers then, and brought their own kids to this year’s event.

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Top right: Once again Tim O’Connor led the parade in his vintage red Mustang. Bottom left: 5th District Lieutenant Dan Zarrick is photographed with CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative’s Executive Director Jim Whyte, his wife Lori, and daughter Janetta.

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There were clowns from Circus Kaput to entertain at the start of the parade, and balloon artists and face painters at parade’s end at the Maryland Plaza fountain.

See more photos taken along the parade route below:

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Upper right: Jim Whyte photographed with 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Nicki's Central West End Guide CWE Pets Events, Sightings For kids  Neighborhood Security Initiative Jim Whyte CWENorthCommunity Improvement District Central West End Association 4th of July Family Parade Central West End Association

Up next: Part II: 2019 4th of July Parade

Tickets on sale, volunteers needed for 2019 CWEA Home & Garden Tour

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Ted Wight Kingsbury Place Jess Campbell Central West End Association   Tickets went on sale today for The Central West End Association’s 47th Home & Garden Tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday June 15 & 16, featuring historic homes on Kingsbury Place.  After 45 years as an annual event, the popular tour, which traditionally draws hundreds of people from all over the region, transitioned to a biennial schedule after 2015.

Volunteer opportunities are available, including a role as House Captain (information about all that is involved follows*), or as a Guide ushering attendees throughout the homes and gardens—and perhaps sharing bits of history too.  There are four 3-hour shifts available,** see information below.

As a thank you, volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to tour the homes on Saturday or Sunday. Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Ted Wight Kingsbury Place Jess Campbell Central West End Association

A Kick-Off Party, sponsored by realtor Ted Wight, is planned for Friday evening June 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Kingsbury Place home shown above. The price of admission ($100 for CWEA members, $125 for non-members) includes food, an open bar, and a ticket to tour the homes on Saturday or Sunday. More information can be found on the website or Facebook page.

*House Captain responsibilities include staffing a home with volunteers for both Saturday/Sunday morning and afternoon shifts, scheduling, and communicating with CWEA Volunteer Liaison Lacey Mitchell to ensure all rooms/shifts are covered.

**House Tour Shifts
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To sign up or for more information, contact CWEA Executive Director Jess Campbell, jess@thecwe.org. You can also purchase tickets for the Home & Garden Tour here ($20 in advance, $30 after May 15, or at the door).

The board of The Central West End Association thanks you in advance for your support of this event which supports the organization and showcases the beautiful homes in the neighborhood, another wonderful reason to call the CWE home. And a big thank you to the generous sponsors of this year’s Home & Garden Tour, see list below.Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Ted Wight Kingsbury Place Jess Campbell Central West End Association