Hingham's Fourth of July
2015 Hingham July 4th Parade: Salute to our Veterans
Parade Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 27th - Fireworks over Hingham Harbor sponsored by the Lions Club
Saturday, July 4th, 7:00 AM - Road Race sponsored by the Hingham Recreation Department
Saturday, July 4th, 10:00 AM - The Parade! This year's theme is "Salute to our Veterans"
2015 4th OF JULY PARADE BUTTON DESIGN WINNER
The 2015 4th of July Parade Committee is happy to announce the winner of this year's Button Design Contest, representing this year's theme: Salute to Our Veterans! The Committee received hundreds of thoughtful designs from Hingham 5th graders from East School, Foster School, Plymouth River School, Saint Paul's School, and South School. After much deliberation that even included a tie breaking vote, the Committee selected a design drawn by Robin Penza, from Saint Paul's School, wonderfully depicting the Iwo Jima Memorial. This year's theme is to pay tribute for all of our veterans and the Parade Committee believes the selection of this iconic symbol will quickly convey this message.
2015 marks the 70th anniversary to the end of World War II, which connects perfectly with the Button Design. Furthermore, the Hingham Veteran of the Year for 2015, as selected by the Hingham Veterans Council, is Guy Stadig, who served in WWII. Mr. Stadig will have a place of honor in the Parade, as well as many veterans who would like to participate. This year, based on the theme and the 70th anniversary, the Parade Committee is working in cooperation with the Hingham Veterans Services office to create a strong veterans presence within the 4th of July Parade. Any veteran that would like to participate, please contact Lisa Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Murphy at email@example.com. The Parade Committee would like to thank all of the children and the art teachers that helped make this year's selection a great event. The drawings were beautiful and heartfelt; some are shown on the Committee's Facebook page - Facebook.com/Hingham4th. One drawing, by Teagan Schnorr from St Paul's School, warranted a special 'shout out' as it depicted the Vietnam Memorial with incredible detail; another, by Pierce Bromley of Plymouth River School, colorfully represented each of the United States service branches – Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. WELL DONE BY ALL!!
The Committee hopes to have buttons available for purchase at the upcoming PizzaPalooza, to be held at the High School cafeteria on Wednesday, March 25th from 5:30 to 8PM. Parade Buttons will also be available at various shops around town, as well as at St. Paul's School and at the Town Clerk's office. The Hingham-Hull Rotary will once again assist the Parade Committee in stocking the buttons in the local stores and selling the buttons on the 4th of July at the Parade! Any donations are accepted for the button, which is one of many ways we raise funds to pay for the Parade. As you know, the Parade costs approximately $35,000 to produce; all of the funds are raised through business and private donations. Sponsorship is available for donation amounts starting at $100.
The Parade Committee would like to thank A.W. Perry for their consistent support as the strongest sponsor for the Hingham 4th of July Parade!
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NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
On parade day, there will be no parking on the following streets between 6am and 3pm.
- North Street from Station Street to Main Street.
- Station Street "In area of Hingham Sewer Dept. building"
- Main Street from the Square to Cold Corner
- Spring Street
- School Street
- Pleasant Street from Main Street to School St
- Middle Street
Parade will start at 10:00 AM from the Hingham High School on Pleasant St., travel East on Pleasant St., turn left onto Middle St. and will head North on Main St. to Hingham Square. Parade will turn right onto North St. and finish at Station St. at approximately 11:15 AM.
Rt. 228 will detour from 9:30 AM until approximately 11:30 AM.
South bound Rt. 228 traffic on East St. will detour left onto Spring St., straight onto School St. right onto Pleasant St., left onto Union St., right onto Free St., left onto Main Street Rt. 228. End of detour.
North bound Rt. 228 traffic will turn right onto Free St., left onto Union St., right onto Pleasant St., left onto School to Spring St. and right onto East St. Rt. 228. End of detour.
Pleasant St. will only be used for parade personnel. Drop offs will not be allowed and there will be no through traffic. Large floats will be parking on the southerly side of Pleasant Street, with overflow floats directed to Haley Field for staging.
Here are just a few photos to show the amazing work and fun that goes in to the Hingham 4th of July Parade!
|7th Regiment Band
||2014 Grand Marshal Tom Hoffman
|Parade Button Design Winner
||Thank you again to all of our Sponsors!