41st Annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade slated for July 3 in B.R.

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Kenilworth honors those who serve in our nation’s armed forces with out 41st Annual Independence Day Parade. “Hometown Heroes” is our 2013 parade theme.

The parade rolls at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and is sponsored by the Kenilworth Civic Association (KCA). Thousands of spectators enjoy this event, showered with beads, trinkets, and candy by the many parade participants as all celebrate our nation’s birthday.

Kenilworth’s 2013 Resident of the Year is Max Scott. The KCA honors Max for his many years of dedicated service as KCA Treasurer and as a neighborhood volunteer.

The Grand Marshal of the 2013 parade is Collis Temple Jr., former LSU basketball great and Baton Rouge civic leader.

“We took the theme of “Hometown Heroes” to continue the various events that have been honoring our Armed Forces from the Baton Rouge area over the last 18 months or so,” said KCA President Mike Robin.

The parade includes a festive mix of local civic groups, military and veteran’s groups, bands, 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