July Fourth carnival, fireworks set in Leetsdale |

July Fourth carnival, fireworks set in Leetsdale

Maranie Staab
Children scramble for candy thrown from a fire truck along Beaver Street in Leetsdale during the town's annual Fourth of July parade Monday, July 4, 2016.

The finishing touches are being put on the annual Leetsdale July 4 celebration that will include a parade, carnival, a flag ceremony and fireworks at dusk.

The borough’s festivities start with a 2 p.m. July 4 parade that begins at Quaker Village Shopping Center and proceeds westward on Beaver and Broad streets to Henle Park, where it concludes.

Like it has since its beginnings in the 1940s, the parade features local marching bands, fire trucks, emergency vehicles and fire trucks from neighboring municipalities, said Councilman Joe McGurk, who is on the borough’s July Fourth committee.

This year’s parade also will include Balmoral Pipes & Drums, a North Side band. Louise Spinelli, a borough resident and community volunteer, will be grand marshal.

“The parade will be very similar to last year,” McGurk said. “A lot of fire engines.”

The borough’s annual carnival will open July 3 and run through July 7 and will be located in Henle Park, as it has been in the past.

A flag ceremony will be held July 4 around dusk at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale. Once that event is concluded, McGurk said the fireworks will begin. The fireworks show once again will be provided by Zambelli Fireworks.

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at [email protected], 412-627-9423, or via Twitter at @41Suzanne.

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