Photo and story are courtesy of The Gazette Newspaper. © 2011. All
For the first time, the Annual Children's Patriotic Parade was held at Woodland Park on July 4, 2011. The program was led by Anthony Bernice, with remarks by Mayor Rose Heck.
After registration, the parade proceeded from the pavilion along an asphalt path around the Park.
Prizes were awarded in the categories of patriotic, most original and most artistic to: costumed children on foot, wagons and tricycles, carriages, strollers, etc., decorated bicycles, floats, and grandparents corner, with carriages and children on foot. Helmets were required for those on bicycles.
Prizes awarded: First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and Honorable Mention. All participants received medals.
All classifications and categories were judged prior to the parade. Registration was limited to children up to 10 years of age attending Hasbrouck Heights schools, excluding the grandparents corner.Dr. Michael Perillo provided ice cold water and gift bags. This annual event was sponsored by the Mayors Celebrations Committee with Pat Link, Dorothy and Anthony Bernice as the main coordinators, with the help of many volunteers. ###