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Kids get a soaking at annual Roland Park parade
Kids get a soaking at annual Roland Park parade

Roland Park neighbors trotted out their tried-and-true Fourth of July recipe Monday: Combine kids, dogs, politicians and parents with cameras. And then just add water. For this long-established tradition, the water was provided by a pair of city Fire Department trucks, which led the crowd of several hundred friends and family members on a three-block "parade," and then turned on their hoses to create a giant sprinkler under which the children — and some adults — danced. "It is wonderful," said Keats Smith, who watched from a safe distance as the kids got soaked. She has lived in Roland Park for 43 years. "It brings everyone together." The parade...

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