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Justin King
Towson's July 4th event conjures up sentimental, humorous moments
Towson's July 4th event conjures up sentimental, humorous moments

Something always goes wrong, according to Jackie Sims, who, for 25 years, has been a member of the all-volunteer committee which fundraises for and produces the two-hour annual Towson Area Fourth of July Parade. One year, Fifi, the huge poodle float from the Visionary Arts Museum, lost an ear because of a tree limb, and the lady riding her had to carry it on her lap. Another year, the costumed chicken from the Red Robin restaurant, who was about to get into a convertible lent by a Republican women's group, stopped dead in her tracks. "I can't ride in this," she said. "I'm a Democrat." The Towson Area Fourth of July Parade committee starts working...

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