Texas Independence Day Parade a Celebration Success

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For a photo album of the parade go to www.kennedalechamber.com/index.php

The annual Texas Independence Day Parade and Celebration went off without a hitch on Saturday, March 2, in downtown Kennedale and was deemed an unqualified success by event coordinator, Jeremiah Wunneburger, Executive Director of the Kennedale Chamber of Commerce. The day was almost perfect with sunny skies with the exception of the cold wind that blew most of the day. However, the cold March draft didn?t seem to keep people home, as hundreds, either participated in the parade or lined up on the streets to watch. {{more}}

Wunneburger said that the success was a reflection of all the positive things that are happening in the city right now. Accordingly a lot of people in the community especially the business community are willing to support events with time and money. He noted that volunteers on the planning committee have worked for months on the event and the time and hard work paid off. He also noted the efforts and support of Pat Doescher, Chamber Chairman of the Board and the rest of the Chamber Board

.Parade winners:

  • Most Historical Theme ? Covenant Life Baptist Church
  • Mayor?s Award ? Fellowship Academy
  • Chairman?s Choice ? Carriage Drivers of North Texas
  • Outstanding Showmanship ? Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • Best Presentation ? Kennedale Historical Society
  • Exceptional Merit ? First United Methodist Church of Kennedale

Elected officials who participated in the parade: Senator Wendy Davis, State Representative Bill Zedler, County Commissioner Pct. 2 Andy Nguyen, Justice of the Peace Pct. 7 Matt Hayes, Kennedale Mayor John Clark, and Constable Clint Burgess.

Sponsors who contributed to the parade were: City of Kennedale, Red’s Roadhouse, Surplus Warehouse, Bill Zedler, Speed-Fab Crete, Progressive Waste, Minuteman Press, Genesis Design Concepts, Allstate Insurance, Mathews Family Chiropractic, and Family Health Center Of Kennedale.

Over 33 entries paraded through the streets of Kennedale including: Kennedale Fire Dept ? Ambulance, Engine, Squad Truck, Kennedale Rotary, Kennedale High Wildcat Band, State Senator Wendy Davis, Mayor John Clark, First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth Model A Club, Kennedale Historical Society, Keep Kennedale Beautiful Commission, Delaney Elementary, Smokin Hot Miniature Horses, Carriage Drivers of North Texas, Tarrant County Sherriff?s Mounted Patrol, Fellowship Academy, Field of Dreams Miniature Horses, Fireman Bob-1986 Fire Truck, State Rep. Bill Zedler, County Commissioner Andy Nguyen, Justice of the Peace Pct 7 Matt Hayes, Constable Clint Burgess, EECU, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Circle L Riding Club, Red?s Roadhouse, Covenant Life Baptist Church, BSA Venture Crew, RF Patterson, Arthur Intermediate, Kennedale Animal Services, Stage Coach Roofing, Boy Scouts of America and Subway.


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