Friday, June 29, 2012

Dunwoody July 4th Parade

One of the best things about Dunwoody is the annual Independence Day parade.  For newcomers to Dunwoody, and those not yet wise on parade viewing, here are a couple of tips:

1.  Bring a cooler of waters (and a bowl if you insist on bringing your dog)
Note:  We all know your dog is the best behaved dog in the city and won't poop or pee where people will be sitting/standing, nor will it bark during the parade, nor will it bark/bite at other dogs or kids, nor will it mind the loud sirens and bands. But consider leaving Fido at home.

2.  Bring folding chairs

3.  Please don't put your chairs in front of other people's chairs, and don't move other people's stuff if they are not there when you arrive.  They will be back before the parade starts.

4.  Not a parade day task, but join the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.   It is only $40 a year.  No commitment, join for a year if you'd like.

5.  Get there early for best seating and parking.  More people walk to the Dunwoody Village for the parade than any other day of the year except the Dunwoody Arts Festival weekend.

good spots for viewing by Mellow Mushroom and the nearly ready Marlow's Tavern

Will a new generation of Dunwoody kids get an opportunity to see Thomas the Train this year?  Thomas normally rested at Tidmouth, but rumor has it he was seen at Knapfords Sheds in January, but more recently at the TeeDee Shed