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City of Canandaigua hosts annual 4th of July Parade

The City of Canandaigua hosted its annual 4th of July parade over the weekend.

The parade, taking place from Main Street to Kershaw Park on Sunday, was estimated to have up to 50 local fire departments, historical and community groups, local businesses, kids groups and elected officials.

The theme this year was “A Community of Heroes.”

George Hamlin IV emceed the event. He served in the U.S. Air Force between 1963 and 1969 as a fighter pilot and was in over 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. For his service he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and 10 air medals.

The parade was at 1:30 p.m. to accommodate area faith communities as well as their families.

The panel of judges this year included Janet Tenreiro, Nick Fabbio, Tim Chaapel, Don Cotter, Donna Cotter and youth judge Marley Mahoney, who selected parade entry winners in nine categories.

The parade was recorded by Finger Lakes Television and will be aired on FLT, Spectrum cable channel 1304 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. The links will be posted to the City of Canandaigua Facebook and Vimeo pages.