July 4, 2021
I want to thank everyone who helped to make our annual 4th of July community event possible. I couldn't have pulled this off without an army of volunteers.
To the HUNTINGTOWN Volunteer Fire Department for always supporting our community and for once again l leading our parade. We love having you here and you were AWESOME!
To Shirley Surgent for starting our celebration with the Pledge of Allegiance and your trivia was a big hit.
To Sandy Geest for supplying our fabulous judges, and many thanks to everyone that judged our parade.
To Mike & Lynn Plitt for the snow cones and use of their grill.
To Rick Mason and Suzanne Oliver for cooking and serving the hot dogs.
To Eve Shoemaker and Keith Griffith for purchasing the hot dogs, rolls and condiments.
To Don & Faye Kleinhen for letting us use their garage and electricity.
To Shirley Surgent and Meagan Jefferies for your fantastic job with the games.
To Bre Bauer for helping with the Piñatas. It was pretty funny when the piñata for the older children broke with the first hit! After the kids scrambled to pick up the candy, they had fun just hitting the empty piñata until it fell apart.
To Eve for always being there to help out where ever needed. You Rock!
I also want to THANK the many people who donated money, water, drinks, coolers, ice, and snacks. Your donations helped make this event possible.
To everyone that helped set-up in the morning and clean-up afterwards - thank you, thank you, thank you!!
And to MOTHER NATURE for the BEAUTIFUL weather, cool temperatures and low humidity… BEST WEATHER EVER!!!
Our 4th of July parade & celebration has been a tradition in Neeld Estate for over 50 years.
I hope everyone had a good time and created lots of memories.
4th of July Parade & Celebration
DATE: Saturday, July 3rd
*The reason for the date change is a lot of our volunteers will be attending church on Sunday, July 4th.
TIME: Parade starts at 10:00 am
Line-up at 9:45 am on Bay Blvd & Bay Parkway.
If you are walking in the parade - line-up on Bay Blvd.
The Huntingtown Fire Department will be part of our parade again this year.
Motorized Vehicles - come down Bay Parkway and line-up starting at the stop sign. Please leave room for the fire equipment to get by. The parade will start when the fire department arrives.
If you volunteered to bring donations of drinks or snacks you can bring them on Saturday or drop them off at my house before Friday evening (5116 Bay Parkway- leave on the bench by the garage doors). Donations still being accepted. This year we ask that all food be store bought and PRE-PACKAGED Grab 'n' Go items. No home prepared food. Money donations help with expenses (prizes, paper goods, supplies, etc.)
FESTIVITIES: Will begin after the Parade in the empty lot at the corner of Bay Blvd. and Shore Dr. NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR
FLAG CEREMONY: Shirley will start our celebration with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Prizes are awarded for Parade entries. . . so start planning - decorate your bikes, vehicles, dress-up, be creative, but most of all have fun!
Parade Participants - Remember to slow down when passing the Parade Judges so they can make their selections. Judges Location - 2825 Beach Drive - Sandy & Jay Geest)
HOT DOGS - By Donation
**Categories are subject to change**
Best Environmental - Chesapeake Bay
Best Girl - baby, young & older
Best Boy - baby, young & older
Best Pet - (4 legged) Small & Large
Best Golf Cart
Best Wheels (children) - Bicycle, Wagon, Other?
Best Motorized Vehicle
GAMES - Meagan Jefferies and Shirley Surgent have VOLUNTEERED to run the games - they will need lots of help... please offer.
**Games may change depending on volunteers**
EGG IN SPOON RACE
WATER BALLOON TOSS
WATER BALLON IN CHAIR RACE
3 LEGGED RACE
RUBBER DUCKY CATCH
WATER BOTTLE RING TOSS
Piñata - 2 this year - 1 for the younger children and 1 for the older children
This is a large community event and volunteers are needed on Saturday.
Bring a lawn chair and don't forget your sunscreen!
It's gonna be a FUN DAY!!!
Dorothy Oliver, chairperson