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Towson Chamber of Commerce takes on organizing of Towson Fourth Parade
Towson Chamber of Commerce takes on organizing of Towson Fourth Parade

When the Towson July Fourth Parade kicks off Friday at 10:30, no one will be happier than Charles Connolly. As chairman of the Parade Committee, Connolly will finally see the result of months of behind-the-scenes planning. "I've been to a lot of parades; I've never run one," said Connolly, who found the experience full of surprises and challenges. Throughout its 75-year history, the nonprofit Towson July Fourth Parade's dedicated volunteers from nearby neighborhoods have spent countless hours organizing the free event, a Towson tradition that last year attracted more than 60,000 people. But age, ill health, retirement and relocation caught up with the...

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