Plans for the annual Rincon Fourth of July parade are proceeding rapidly, according to city officials and parade organizers.
The parade will be held on July 4 this year, following the normal route of Macomber Park to Lexington Avenue to Highway 21 and then to Richland Avenue.
“It’s going to be a wonderful parade,” said parade chairwoman Gussie Nease.
Nease said she has more than 30 entries already lined up for the procession, which begins at 10 a.m.
“It’s going really well,” Rincon City Clerk Wanda Hendrix said. “Mrs. Nease has done a great job.”
Vendors have been contacted, and Hendrix said there would be no duplication of services at the festival following the parade. She said First Baptist Church of Rincon has offered its parking spaces for use.
As for the parade itself, Nease said “every politician,” including U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, will take part. She is still waiting on word from U.S. Rep. John Barrow’s office.
Georgia-Pacific will have two floats and the Sons of Confederate Veterans also have signed up to march in the parade.
World War II veterans will be honored in the parade and Nease is narrowing down the search for a current soldier to honor.
“I think it’s going to be a very good parade,” she said.
Those interested in taking part in the parade can call Nease at 826-3432.