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The parade is a summer hit in Northville

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The Northville Independence Day parade captures the small-town charm of the city, with more marchers than floats. Neighbors and friends wave and call out to people they recognize who are part of the parade. It’s not uncommon for some of the parade participants to stop and give a friend a hug along the route.

While many groups hand out candy to kids sitting along the curbs; parade co-host and announcer William (Bill) Demray, DDS, counters that practice through his fleet of VW Beetles that carry messages promoting flossing and harping on the dangers of sugar, with a placard that warns the “Sugar Bugs …. will always rot your teeth.”

The 2018 parade was co-managed by the Northville Community Foundation, which has managed it for 20 years, and the Northville Chamber of Commerce. Next year, through mutual agreement, the chamber takes ownership of the parade.

Take a look at these pictures and, if you attended, see if you can spot yourself in them. What do you like best about the annual parade?



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