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Edgewood and Joppatowne celebrate the 'Fourth on the Fifth' with pirate-themed parade
Edgewood and Joppatowne celebrate the 'Fourth on the Fifth' with pirate-themed parade

The skull and crossbones rode high along Joppa Farm Road Saturday evening for the "Pirates of the Caribbean"-themed Edgewood-Joppatowne Independence Day Parade. There were about 50 entrants in the annual parade, which is held in Edgewood one year and in Joppatowne the next. Participants included the hometown Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, top officials from Aberdeen Proving Ground – such as grand marshal Col. Gregory McClinton, the APG garrison commander – motorcycle clubs, marching bands, multiple churches, community groups and youth organizations. "What a great service; [they're] superheroes in my book!" the parade's emcee,...

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