(PHOTOS) – Avondale Estates Fourth of July Parade

Posted by Decaturish.com July 4, 2015

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor 

Happy birthday America! The rain couldn’t stop the residents of Avondale Estates from celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday. After a brief delay, the annual parade made its way down Clarendon Ave. as people lined the water-soaked streets to watch.

Mary Galpin (left) and Oscar Griffin blow up balloons before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mary Galpin (left) and Oscar Griffin blow up balloons before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Flags and pinwheels Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Flags and pinwheels
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lilly Newman sprays silly string all over her mermaid tail before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lilly Newman sprays silly string all over her mermaid tail before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Brieson Cox (left) and Renee Davis carry minion costumes out of the rain before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Brieson Cox (left) and Renee Davis carry minion costumes out of the rain before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Charlie Schoenke (center) waves a flag as she stands next to Jim Stacy and her mother Kate Schoenke before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Charlie Schoenke (center) waves a flag as she stands next to Jim Stacy and her mother Kate Schoenke before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Robin, J.J. Moran stands next to the Batmobile underneath an umbrella before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Robin, J.J. Moran stands next to the Batmobile underneath an umbrella before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Betsy Ross marches down Clarendon Ave. in the pouring rain during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Betsy Ross marches down Clarendon Ave. in the pouring rain during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Grand Marshall DOn Connelly throws candy as he rides down Clarendon Ave. during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Grand Marshall DOn Connelly throws candy as he rides down Clarendon Ave. during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beth Sparks holds an American flag as the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade passes by on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beth Sparks holds an American flag as the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade passes by on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rain doesn't stop people from coming out to watch the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rain doesn’t stop people from coming out to watch the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sofie Plishka lines up to ride her bike in the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sofie Plishka lines up to ride her bike in the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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  • Chris Billingsley

    Nice and I especially like all the American flags. Heres hoping that the ideals and virtues that have been the foundation for the flag for almost 240 years will always remain strong. May God continue to bless our men and women in uniform and God Bless America!

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