The annual 4th of July Hollywood Park Neighborhood Parade featured a vintage 1920s fire truck, which led the parade through the streets. Dressed in red, white and blue, some residents and their families marched the parade route, while neighbors cheered them on from their front yards. Along the parade route, there was a lemonade stand, a mimosa stop, and a World War II veteran who waved the flag at the parade goers. Like every year, snacks and refreshments were served at the end of the parade at Leonardi DaVinci School.
Thousands of people enjoyed the Pocket 4th of July Parade. The Pocket News thanks the community for your participation, whether you volunteered, had a float, sat on the sidelines, manned a booth at Garcia Bend at the business fair. A great time was had. Congratulations to Sacramento Urgent Care, Sacramento Youth Band and Merryhill – float winners this year. Also, let it be known that the NextDoor Pocket float won the best in a nationwide NextDoor float contest. Here’s to next year!
Red, white and blue filled the streets of East Sacramento and nearby River Park with happy revelers who decked out floats, bikes and, of course, themselves. Photos on this page of the East Sacramento parade were taken by Mike Saeltzer and those of the River Park festival held at Glenn Hall Park were taken by one of the event’s main organizers, Brenda Jew Waters. At the River Park event, there were kiddie parades, which began at Caleb Greenwood; there were antique cars, bounce houses, imagination stations, carnival games and prizes. Additionally, at the festival, there was musical entertainment by Mere Mortals, a local band that plays blues rock, classic rock, R&B and oldies.