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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fourth in the Hood

Tourists may flock to Washington, DC for the Fourth of July, but for us locals, the official DC parade saunters, rolls, and dances down MacArthur Boulevard featuring everything from the classic fire truck to home made floats, judged in part by my good friend and colorfully corruptible patriot, Mat Thorp.

This year 's parade will be longer than usual with a mayoral race coming up for DC, and by the way, that's turning into a real contest rather than the expected shoe in after a primary. My favorite underdog running is Faith the candidate of the Statehood Green Party. (like Cher - no last name, please) Faith is the only contender endorsed by Marlon Brando- a show biz gal all the way.

Finally, the parade pours itself into a free for all party at Palisades Park on Sherier Place with hot dogs, watermelon. live music, as well as a live moon bounce and a water spray park for the young at heart. Meet the candidates or climb on a fire truck.
Come on out and get down with my home town.

Roll time: 11 a.m /Safeway near V Street and MacArthur Blvd.

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