During its May 6th meeting, the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors accepted the recommendation from the township’s 4th of July parade executive committee to not hold the parade this year. MoreThanTheCurve.com reported on this recommendation on May 2nd.
Whitemarsh Township will not hold its annual 4th of July parade this year. Due to health and safety concerns and the timing of parade logistics, the Township’s 4th of July Parade Executive Committee recommended to the Board of Supervisors that the parade be cancelled. The Board of Supervisors carefully discussed the parade at its May 6 meeting and accepted the recommendation of the committee.
Township staff spoke with the Montgomery County Office of Public Health and the Township’s insurance carrier and reviewed CDC guidelines in researching the viability of the parade and preparing a recommendation for the Supervisors. The Committee includes the Lions Club of Whitemarsh, the Police Department and Fire Company representatives, community members, and Township staff.
The Township understands that the parade is an important tradition for the Whitemarsh community and looks forward to holding a parade on July 4, 2022.
As we pointed out in the initial article (linked to above), nearby municipalities are staging events of similar scope (such as car shows and township days) in the same time period. On June 5th, Conshohocken is holding a car and art show on Fayette Street. Plymouth is holding its township day on June 12th in a park.