Fourth of July fun fills the streets in Hockessin

Patriotic traditions continue this year in Hockessin with its 22nd annual parade where crowds of people tighly pack both sides of Old Lancaster Pike.

Hockessin’s Fourth of July parade brings back memories to many area residents who look forward to everything from antique cars to politicians, and marching bands to fire engines.  In fact, it’s not unusual for hundreds of people to stretch out their hands to cheer, support and wave at all of the participants. According to parade chairman Kenny Wynn 185 people/organizations registered for the Hockessin event.

“We live in the neighborhood and we’ve been coming here for about 40 years, at one time I drove in the parade but this has been fun,”  said Hockessin resident Richard Sanford.

Sanford’s wife even shared why celebrations like the Hockessin parade are important. “It gets the community together and this is what we stand for in the U.S.A,” said exclaimed Beverly.

After the parade which ran from Kenwick Road to Valley Road, fireworks will soon light the sky. The fireworks display will kick off shortly after 9 p.m this evening.

“Tradition brings my family here every year, it’s been about 15 years, and we enjoy the family time,” said Laura Hayber.

The non-profit Hockessin-Greenville Rotary Club sponsored the parade.

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