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4th of July “Rolling Rally”

The Burlington 4th of July Committee has announced that they’re planning a “Rolling Rally” for July 4th 2021. Forgoing the traditional parade in 2020 for obvious reasons the rebounding event is set to honor healthcare workers, first responders, essential employees, community groups and everyone who helped keep us safe during the pandemic. According to committee member Mike Runyan, although many logistics need to be worked out they’ve got a start.

“I can tell you that the route will be from Pine Glen School to Marshall Simonds and all participants will be required to be in or on a motorized vehicle…. no walkers or marching bands,” said Runyan.

Runyan noted they are hopeful to have some of the customary 4th of July parade accoutrements along with police, fire and ambulance vehicles.

“Hopefully floats of some type from perhaps Lahey Hospital. Board of Health, Wegmans etc. We are working on a shoestring budget but we believe a couple of professional pieces such as The Shriners will be there as well,” Runyan said.

Spectators will be invited to convey their appreciation and gratitude for healthcare and essential workers..

“We would encourage those along the route to display “Thank you” signs,” said Runyan..

The Burlington 4th of July Committee is still in the process of organizing and planning the event so stay tuned to the BCAT TV and visit bcattv.org for details as they become available.