As the chair of the Edgewood/Joppatowne Independence Day Committee Inc., it is my honor to announce that our parade is to be held on Sunday, July 1, at 6 p.m. The parade will celebrate the 300th year of the founding of the seaport of colonial Joppatowne as a colony. We are very pleased to present this tri-centennial event to the residents of Harford County and we look forward to this grand parade with Sheriff Jessie Bane as our grand marshal and hosted by Jamie Costello of Channel 2, with our theme of "Shooting for the Stars." We welcome all entrants to our parade. To enroll please contact Dianna Guthrie. Councilman Dion Guthrie is at this time working toward a concert in Joppatowne's Mariner Point Park following the parade at 8 p.m. to a final culmination of the day's events. To fund this parade and events, we are hosting a carnival at the Joppatowne Shopping Center on Monday May 21 through Monday May 28. The hours of the carnival are Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Monday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. We will have pre-sold, $12 wristbands on sale at the Joppatowne's flea market on Saturday, May 19. If you buy them at the carnival it will cost $20, a great savings. We have had great success in the past years with plenty of free parking next to the carnival. Join us for this grand kick-off to our tri-centennial celebration.
Dianna M. Guthrie
Edgewood/Joppatowne Day Committee Inc.