Photos – Avondale Estates Fourth of July Parade

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 4, 2014

Parades are eclectic in general, but Avondale Estates’ Fourth of July parade was unusually unique.

Veterans of real wars marched ahead of characters from Star Wars. The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable looked like the type of folks who’d march down the street on any given day whether people were watching them or not. Two new Avondale Estates restaurants – Pallookaville and The Bishop – joined the lineup this year.

The DeKalb DUI School was there too, because why not?

Here are the sights and scenes from this year’s parade. All photos taken by Dan Whisenhunt. Enjoy.

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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  • Chris Billingsley

    Thanks Dan. Great pictures. Driving through Avondale yesterday, I saw that flags were flying on all street fixtures. Nice small town touch of patriotism. And that Wonder Woman… what a patriot! Also glad to see the boys from the Harold Byrd legion participating in the parade. There was a time when many in Decatur were active members of that legion post. Not sure if that’s the case today. Speaking of Harold Byrd, there was a monument to his sacrifice (he was killed fighting in France during World War I) on the south side of the square near the 1928 Girl Scout and Marion Footman Wilson monuments. I remember seeing it last year but a tree was planted in the vicinity and the monument is no longer there. If anyone knows about this, please reply to this post. Thanks and Happy Fourth!

  • Travis Hudgons

    Great pics Dan!

  • Jennifer MacLeod

    Thank you, Dan, for a well written article as well as some wonderful pictures! In my humble opinion and as a Decatur native who lives nearby Avondale Estates, it was a blast to be a part of the parade with The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable, and your description of the band was spot on. I’ve played off and on with the Seed and Feed for a little over 10 years and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the parade. (Yeah, I did repeat myself there with what I said, but I’m being quite honest about it!) After the parade, we played a few songs over at Pallookaville, and you would have been in for a real treat (pun intended) to have been there to hear them! Overall, the whole day was a fantastic memory to cherish for a long time. Ending the day by watching the fireworks at Avondale Lake with family and friends was absolutely perfect. Thank you once again!

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