PURCELLVILLE, Va. May 10, 2017 — The Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Purcellville are pleased to announce that the annual Independence Day Parade will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th. The parade will march down Orchard Avenue, turn right onto Main Street, followed by a left onto Maple Avenue and conclude at Loudoun Valley High School. The parade route will be closed from approximately 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. to through traffic.
“Local Stars” has been selected as the 2017 parade theme and the top three patriotic entries will receive a ribbon and a banner to display throughout the parade. Participants are encouraged to creatively incorporate the patriotic theme, as well as consider including music and other crowd-pleasing elements to their parade entries. Winners will be chosen by the Independence Day Parade Citizen Volunteer group. Again this year the Purcellville Gazette will be handing off the "Liberty Cup," that is currently in the possession of the 2016 top winning entry, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, to the new 2017 winner. As a convenience for families with small children or those with sensitive hearing, a “quiet zone” will be designated on Main Street along the parade route. Marked by signage, the quiet zone is a section of the parade route void of canon fire, sirens, and loud music from participating entries.
For additional information, please contact Donnie Embrey with the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department at 703-727-7191 or FORESTFFEMBREY@AOL.COM or visit the Town's events page at http://www.purcellvilleva.gov/events to download an application. An application is also attached.