Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal

Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Celebrating the Fourth of July in A2

I must say that the Ann Arbor Jaycees put on quite a parade. Over the last 17 years, I've covered parades in Dexter, Chelsea, Saline and Milan. But Ann Arbor, wow, what an impressive show.

The Fourth of July Parade was about an hour long and featured everything from the hosts, the Jaycees, to local businesses, preschools, twirlers, jugglers, clowns, nonprofit groups, antique cars, public safety officials and politicians.

Most impressive was the crowd, teeming with children. Hundreds lined the street. We were at the corner of Liberty and Main and people were stacked three rows deep, and that was just a small section of the parade route.

I had an awesome time and met some great people, from Doug Collier and his twins, Gabriel and Eliana of Dexter to the Ridha family of Ann Arbor, Ed and Lisa with their two daughters, Skye and Heather, decked out in red, white and blue.

We started the day with breakfast and Cafe Zola and finished with a beautiful ride home with the top down on the convertible. Slightly overcast and a perfect 70 degrees, it was a beautiful morning. Now for the rest of the day?

Check out video of the parade on our video-sharing site.

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