"This Land is Your Land" is the theme for the 38th Annual Independence Day Parade that will roll through Kenilworth subdivision starting at 6:30 pm on Friday evening, July 2nd.
The 2010 Parade Grand Marshal is Michael Acaldo, President and CEO of St.Vincent de Paul in Baton Rouge.
The parade is sponsored by the Kenilworth Civic Association (KCA) and draws thousands of spectators to celebrate our nation's birthday, and to be showered with beads, trinkets, and candy by the many parade participants.
Kenilworth's 2010 co-Residents of the Year are Ecca Tate and Donna Montgomery. Ecca and Donna have been in charge of the neighborhood's beautification committee for several years, coordinating the Yard of the Month Program and maintaining the parkway flowerbeds.
"The Independence Day Parade in Kenilworth is a cherished event for all of Baton Rouge," said KCA President Dorothy Thomas. "We are especially pleased to honor Michael Acaldo as our Grand Marshall this year and we will
have several collection stations set up where parade goers can donate canned goods to assist St.Vincent de Paul in its work to help feed fellow citizens who are homeless."
This year's parade will feature a festive mix of local civic groups, military groups, bands, clowns, and political and government organizations celebrating Independence Day. The parade begins and ends at Kenilworth Science & Technology School, on Boone Drive just east of Kenilworth Parkway.
Information on the Parade, including a map of the parade route, is available on the KCA website at: http://www.kenilworthneighborhood.com/JULY4KCA.htm.