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.