Chairs, chairs, everywhere there’s parade chairs

Times Observer photo by Lorri Drumm Chairs, many attached by string, straps and even caution tape are multiplying along Pennsylvania Avenue as people reserve their viewing space for the 72nd annual 4th of July parade.

A long-observed tradition continued Monday as lines of chairs — many connected by string or rope — appeared along Pennsylvania Avenue.

The chairs start showing up in what is considered prime viewing space and continue to multiply as parade day approaches.

The 72nd Annual Warren County 4th of July Parade will begin on Pennsylvania Avenue East on Thursday at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “A Salute to Warren County.”

This year’s parade, sponsored by United Refining Company, includes seven marching bands, 20 floats, dance teams, drill teams, twirling corps, veteran units, clowns, fire trucks, and more.

Tickets are on sale for the Warren County 4th of July Organization’s Annual Pre-Parade show to be held Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10:30 a.m. — prior to the start of the 72nd Annual Warren County 4th of July Parade. You can purchase bleacher seats for $10 at Virg-Ann’s Flower Shop. A ticket includes lunch, a grand prize ticket, and the best seat on the parade route.

This year’s pre-parade show features area vocalists including James Patrick Hackett, Jim Cheronis, Megan Lehman, Shannon Freehling, and Lil Hunklee, and singing the National Anthem, Elizabeth Merski. A special invocation will be done by Father Scott Jabo from Erie.

Parade lineup

Advanced Division: Line up on Carver St.

John Gertsch Post 50 Color Guard

John Gertsch Post 50 Bus

United Refining Co. Banner

United Refining Fire Truck

United Refining Float

Enchanted Fairytale Troupe

Sears Luxury Transport

Honorary Grand Marshal “Evelyn Dahler & Family

Vehicles donated by Warren Midtown Motors

Warren City Police Department

1928 American Lafrance Fire Truck

Warren County All Hazard Team

City Fire Department Engine 2

Warren County Sheriff’s Dept.

Warren County Republican Committee Float

State Representative Kathy Rapp/ State Senator Scott Hutchinson

Durbin & Kafferlin for Commissioner

Warren County Democratic Party (Float with music)

1953 Military Vehicle – Larry McDannel

Warren Eagles Club Humvee with Flag and walkers

Census 2020 Committee ( 1 Unit)

Division 1: Line up on Linwood St.

Rogues Hollow Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp. Akron, Ohio

Allegheny National Fish Hatchery

Warren County Youth Football

Blue Star Mothers of Kinzua

Warren Overhead Door Float

Starbrick Vol. Fire Dept. (5 Units)

Downbeat Percussion ( Official Buffalo Bills Drumline)

Warren Lions Club/Huber Blacktop

Warren County Fair Queen and Court

Farrah Grotto Big Wheelers

1904 Steam Engine – David Yochim

Youngsville Vol. Fire Dept.

Northwestern Nitro All-Star Cheer and Dance

Erie Fair Queen and Court

Chief Cornplanter Council BSA

Warren Cheerleading Beaty/Senior High

Division 2: Line up on Cedar St.

Chautauqua County Corvette Club ( 10 units)

New Generation ( 2 units with Dancers)

Rally in the Valley ( Motorcycles)

Allegheny National Forest Staff with Smokey Bear

Warren Youth Cheerleading (Truck with music)

Targeted Pet Treats (Float)

Pleasant Vol. Fire Dept. ( 6 Units)

Youngsville Free Methodist Church (Semi with float)

YMCA Extreme All-Stars

Maurices ( walkers)

Gatesway Cleaning and Restoration

Johnsonburg Grey Knights Drum and Bugle Corp. Johnsonburg, PA

Trout Unlimited

Rouse ( 2 units with walkers)

Warren YMCA Powerhouse Gymnastics

One Solid Project

Warren Players -Bugsy Malone Jr. (walkers)

Zem Zem Hornets

Zem Zem Clowns/Coliopy

Division 3: Line up on Upper Elm St.

Glade Vol.Fire Dept. ( 4 Units)

Warren County Education Assoc. ( walkers)

1975 Pontiac ( Raymond Miller)

Hamburg Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corp. Hamburg, NY

Ellwood National Forge ( Float with walkers)

Warrin’ Wrecking Dolls (Roller Skaters with music)

Northwest Bank Armored Truck and Float

1958 Motorized Bike – Jeffrey Eschborn

Miss Pennsylvania Teen Military Star – Kirsten Paige DeVore

Kidnetix Baton Corp. DuBois, PA

John Palmieri Financial Group (walkers)

Domino’s Pizza ( 2 units with walkers)

Warren County Farm Bureau/Warren County Dairy Princess ( Float with walkers)

Warren County Special Olympics ( 1 unit with walkers)

Maplewood High School Band Guys Mills, PA

North Warren Vol.Fire Dept. (2 Units)

Darlings Pharmacy/Linda Dies Dance Express

Hog Dogs Grooming Salon

Whirley Drinkworks ( 3 Box Trucks, Float and walkers)

Clarendon Vol.Fire Dept (3 units)

Division 4: Line up on Lower Elm St.

Erie Thunderbirds

Gerry Rodeo

Russell Roller Rink

Emmanuel United Church of Christ ( Float with walkers)

Cornfield 500

Garland Vol. Fire Dept. Engine 651 ( 1 unit)

Miss Corry Hallie Burrows, Little Miss Corry Mckenna Williams, Tiny Miss Corry Ruby Johnson(Corry Royalty)

Warren General Hospital (Pasnap Union Float)

North Coast Brass

American Red Cross ( 1 unit)

Scandia Vol. Fire Dept. (2 units)

Alohomora! A Magical Festival

Ed Shults of Warren (6 units)

Flying W Ranch /Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo

Free Books for Kids (Float with walkers)

Sugar Grove Vol.Fire Dept. (3 Units)

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