by KYW’s Brad Segall
One of the longest running Fourth of July parades in the Philadelphia suburbs went off without a hitch this morning, this year held one day after the official holiday.
The date change and morning temperatures approaching 90 degrees didn’t keep away the thousands of people who usually turn out for the Southampton, Pa. Fourth of July celebration along Second Street Pike.
Under bright blue skies and a blazing sun, a contingent of marching bands was joined by local kids, members of the military, and the usual gathering of politicians who enjoy the face time at such a popular event.
Lois (no last name given), of Willow Grove, has been coming to the parade for two decades, wearing her decorative hat for America’s birthday:
“I’ve got red roses on it and white flowers and I’ve got a red, white, and blue band around it with bows on the back and red, white, and blue dress on. So I’m all set.”
The parade kicks off a weeklong celebration in Southampton featuring fireworks, entertainment, and amusement rides.
(Photos by KYW’s Brad Segall)