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52nd Annual Dale City Independence Day Parade: A Spectacle Not to Be Missed (Unless You're Afraid of Crowds, In Which Case Stay Home)

The 52nd annual Dale City Independence Day Parade is just around the corner, and it's shaping up to be a real humdinger! With 100 groups and Vanessa Gattis as grand marshal, this year's parade is sure to be a real spectacle. But don't just take our word for it - come see for yourself as the parade marches down Dale Boulevard on Monday, July 4th at 10 a.m.

But the fun doesn't stop there! After the parade, the Dale City community will be hosting a Family Fun Day at the commuter lot. This annual event is a real treat, with games, activities, food, and vendors galore. And the best part? This year's event will actually happen, unlike the last two years when it was cancelled due to pesky COVID-19 restrictions. The fun will go on until 2 p.m., so make sure to mark your calendars!

Finally, we'd like to give a special shoutout to Lisa Hicks, this year's parade honoree. Lisa has been a dedicated volunteer and parade coordinator for the past decade, putting in a whopping 200 hours of work on the parade each year. Unfortunately, Lisa will be leaving Dale City for Georgia after the passing of her husband James Hicks, the parade's former staging director. So let's give Lisa a big round of applause for all her hard work and dedication to the community!