Scottsville Residents Celebrate With a Parade

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

July 4, 2005

The 4th of July celebration kicked off with a big bang in Scottsville. Both grown-up and pint-size Scottsville residents all came out to show their support for America's birthday. The little river town of Scottsville pulled out all the stops for the Fourth, starting with a big parade through town.

One woman even drove all the way from Virginia Beach to enjoy the day's festivities.

"We came back home with the kids to do a traditional hometown 4th of July," said Ersella Rockefeller. What does she think was the kid's highlight of the parade?

"Probably catching the candy," said Rockefeller.

Of course, what is a parade without candy, and lot's of it? But according to her son, Kaleb, his favorite part was a little different.

"The horses are cool, I like the horses," said Kaleb Rockefeller.

Everyone involved in the parade road down the street in something different. Whether it was on top of a horse, or on top of a fire truck, in a wagon, a bulldozer, a lawnmower, or miniature cars, they all showed their support for the red white and blue until the very end.

While some onlookers packed up and headed home after the parade, others are packed up and moved down the street to downtown Scottsville where the fireworks celebration will begin.

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