• 36°

In Faith, front porch a perfect place to watch the parade

By Sara Gregory
sgregory@salisburypost.com
FAITH ó From her porch, Kim Collins has a front row seat to the parade each year.
She lives with her husband and children in a house on North Main Street. After being on the parade route for about three years, the parade is now part of the family’s July 4th tradition.
“You just kind of get used to it,” Collins says. “It’s the fourth.”
Faith’s Fourth parade was the longest ever this year. Starting at Rainy Road and winding down Main to Garner Street, it took just more than two hours.
The parade doesn’t change much from year to year, but no one is the same, she says.
This year, Ronald McDonald served as grand marshal. In the past the parade has drawn dignitaries such as President George Bush, who visited in 1992.
“The biggest year was when President Bush came,” Collins says. “That was just the biggest thing.”
Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Dole was in town, as well as State Sen. Andrew Brock and State Reps. Lorene Coates and Fred Steen.
They joined high school marching bands from East Rowan and Carson High Schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and others on the parade route.
The Collinses’ front-seat view is also fun when the parade is over, cousin Carla Linker says.
“I personally think the best thing is to watch the traffic after,” she says. “I love watching the people.”
Collins, who woke up at 6 a.m. to block off the yard for family and friends, has a favorite part of the parade, too. “The end,” she says.

Comments

Comments closed.

News

Man killed by deputy recalled as storyteller, jokester

News

Rowan’s Sen. Ford backs ‘Election Integrity Act’ to move up absentee ballot deadlines

Business

Salisbury earns top 40 ranking on national list of best small cities to start a business

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to give minors convicted of murder a life sentence

Local

Quotes of the week

Local

Salisbury Human Relations Council offering online Racial Wealth Gap Simulation

News

Bill seeking permanent daylight saving clears NC House

News

Friends describe Elizabeth City man killed by deputy

Business

With second hobbit house now complete, Cherry Treesort looks toward future expansion

College

Catawba Sports: 2021 Hall of Fame class announced

Crime

Supreme Court makes it easier to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison

Local

Overton dedicates tree to longtime volunteer Leon Zimmerman

Coronavirus

First dose COVID-19 vaccinations up to 24% in Rowan County

Crime

Blotter: April 22

Crime

Lawsuit: Salisbury Police, Rowan Sheriff’s Office tore woman’s shoulder during traffic stop

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Local

City appoints more members to boards, commissions, with 9 seats left to be filled

News

Virtual play groups the new norm at Smart Start

Local

City meets in closed session to consult with attorney on two ongoing litigation cases

Education

Summit takes art out of the classroom, into the student’s home

Education

Education briefs: Gene Haas Foundation donates $12,500 to RCCC

Business

County’s restaurant grant program dishes out funding to eight local eateries

High School

High school football: Yow out as South head coach

Education

Shoutouts