Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lower Burrell's Memorial Day Parade 2007

New Ken Fire Department carrying flags in Lower Burrell Memorial Day Parade, 2007The Memorial Day Parade in Lower Burrell took place Monday at 11:00 AM.

This was a somewhat larger parade than the one in Tarentum on Sunday, and it travelled along a wide and generally straight section of Leechburg Road.

Lower Burrell American Legion carrying flags, May 28, 2007

At the head of the parade representatives of the Lower Burrell American Legion post carried flags and marched to cadence calls.

Burrell Band, May 28, 2007

The Burrell Band from Burrell High School shared their music.

Lower Burrell Mayor Donald Kinosz, May 28, 2007

State Representative John Pallone, May 28, 2007

A handful of local officials appeared in the parade.


The Red Hat Society was in the parade. At the far left of this picture is Central Presbyterian's Fran Jones.

Lower Burrell Fire Department, Kinloch, May 28, 2007

Lower Burrell Fire and Rescue, May 28, 2007

Upper Burrell Fire Department

Markle Fire Department

West Leechburg Fire Department

A number of local fire departments were on display in the parade, headed by Lower Burrell's own fire companies.

New Kensington Top Hats

The New Kensington Top Hats add something special to many local parades.

New Kensington Fire Department

The New Kensington Fire Department marched with flags ...

New Kensington Firemen's Band, May 28, 2007

... and brought their band.

Ridge Runners' classic cars, May 28, 2007

The Ridge Runner's car club was represented by a large number of classic cars.

Beer truck from LaRusse Distributing, May 28, 2007

LaRusse Distributing Company from Tarentum sent a huge beer truck to be part of the parade. (Although none of the LaRusse trucks were in the Brackenridge-Tarentum Parade the day before, Budweiser still received good product placement in one of the speeches given in Riverview Park.)

Arnold Fire Department with Band, May 28, 2007

The Arnold Fire Department and Band also appeared in the parade.

Extreme Limousines, May 28, 2007

Extreme Limousines, a Lower Burrell business, put a number of their stretch limos in the parade, including this extra long Hummer.

I was a bit dismayed by the quantities of candy being thrown in Lower Burrell. Little of it actually reached the sidewalk where the observers were sitting, leaving lots of candy to tempt toddlers to run into the road before the candy would get run over by the vehicles in the parade. Fortunately there were adults who would try to move the candy safely to the edge of the road at times when the parade's forward movement stopped.

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