Children of all ages are invited to participate in this year’s 22nd annual “Stars & Stripes Celebration” at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on Main Street in Waynesville.
Participants can decorate their bicycles, tricycles, scooters, strollers and wagons. Patriotic dress and/or decorations are required.
The procession led by Waynesville’s Mayor Gavin Brown and Uncle Sam will go from the courthouse up Main Street to First Baptist Church where parade participants under the age of 18 will receive free ice cream and free hot dogs at the new Main Street Cook Out. No motorized vehicles or animals will be permitted in the parade.
The Main Street Cook Out located in the United Community Bank parking lot will offer hot dogs, burgers and brew from local breweries. Sponsored by the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Main Team from Main Street Realty, all proceeds will benefit local charities.