City, County & GRMC Officials Will lead the “Biggest Small-Town 4th of July Parade

Monday, June 21, 2021

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Seguin, TX, USA / Seguin Today

Cindy Aguirre

(Seguin) – Those who helped safeguard the city of Seguin against the COVID-19 pandemic will help lead Seguin’s “Biggest Small-Town 4th of July Parade. Seguin Mayor Donna Dodgen recently announced this year’s parade marshals.

Dodgen says not only is she grateful to resume the longtime tradition but she is grateful to recognize those who played a part in helping the community get to this point where they can gather once again.
“It’s so exciting that we are going to have the Fourth of July Parade this year and I thought it being the year of COVID that those who helped us greatly in the vaccine fight for COVID which will be the
county, the city as well as the hospital should be honored and those who were an integral part — not saying that everyone in those entities were not but there were some who were just an integral part of setting it up, organizing it and maintaining it and I wanted them to be honored as parade marshals,” said Dodgen.

Those selected to co-share the role of parade grand marshals include Greg Dreiss, Seguin Fire Marshal/emergency management coordinator Greg Dreiss; Patrick Pinder and Bryce Houlton with the Guadalupe County Office of Emergency Management, along with Elaine Bennett, Sheri Williams, Rhonda Unruh and Scott Mozisek of Guadalupe Regional Medical Center.

Dodgen says this has been a most unusual year on many fronts and through it all our community has come together. She says there is no better example of this than the team who took the lead on coordinating the many Covid-19 vaccine clinics held at the Seguin Coliseum.

“And, they were so sweet and cute and I think very excited when I asked them to do that and to ride on the fire truck as a parade marshal and so it’s going to be some representatives from the city, some representatives from the county as well as the hospital,” said Dodgen.

The parade gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3 in downtown Seguin. The parade is among the list of annual Fourth of July traditions. Those traditions also include KWED’s Freedom Fiesta on Friday, July 2nd from 6 to 10 p.m. in Central Park; the Fireworks Fiesta at Max Starcke Park beginning at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3 and the flag raising ceremony to be held just before the parade at 9 a.m. Saturday in Central Park. Also scheduled is the final concert of the 2021 Central Park Concert Series. The San Antonio Symphonic Band will perform its patriotic tunes beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4 in Central Park.

Despite continuing the tradition, the city will still be taking extra precautions to better ensure the health and safety of parade attendees and participants due to COVID[1]19. The public is reminded to follow all CDC recommendations. The parade route starts at the intersection of Austin and College Streets and ends at the Seguin Coliseum, with all the entries traveling south along Austin Street.

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