Family and friends hold annual parade in Lands End

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The Lands End 4th of July parade is always a hit on St. Helena Island.

Mary Young and Grace Brodie, of Lands End, started the annual 4th of July weekend parade back in 1982. The 2016 theme was “Lands End Generations of Fun” and the Grand Marshal was Pat Thomas. The 2017 theme will be “Celebrating the American Dream.”

There were winners in six categories:

Overall winner: “Lands End School Bus” with the Bo Bovard family

Walker winner: “Generations of Fun Transportation” with the Godley-Groens family

Bicycle winner: “Peels on Wheels” with John and Luke Peel

Golf Cart winner: “Circa 1776” with O”Neal and Santa Ana

Float winner: “Generations of Freedom” with Monty Bates

Other winner: “Blast from Past into Future” with Mausha Ulmer

Top photo from left: Jacob Oswald, Clay Birt, Jacy Oswald holding “Bubba” and Joe Oswald with their Beatles themed golf cart entry. Their golf cart won second place. Photo by Joan Brewer.

Pat and Rhesa Thomas wave to the crowd at Lands End on St. Helena Island.
Pat and Rhesa Thomas wave to the crowd at Lands End on St. Helena Island.
Scott Ulmer gets his red, white and blue on at the Lands End parade on St. Helena Island.
Scott Ulmer gets his red, white and blue on at the Lands End parade on St. Helena Island.
This parade entry was called The Light at Lands End-Ghost.
This parade entry was called The Light at Lands End-Ghost.
Participants in the parade went all out to show off their patriotic decorations.
Participants in the parade went all out to show off their patriotic decorations. Photos by Sue Jarrett.