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(PHOTOS) – Avondale Estates Fourth of July Parade

Avondale Estates Photos

(PHOTOS) – Avondale Estates Fourth of July Parade

Betsy Ross marches down Clarendon Ave. in the pouring rain during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Phillips
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By Jonathan Phillips, contributor 

Happy birthday America! The rain couldn’t stop the residents of Avondale Estates from celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday. After a brief delay, the annual parade made its way down Clarendon Ave. as people lined the water-soaked streets to watch.

Mary Galpin (left) and Oscar Griffin blow up balloons before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mary Galpin (left) and Oscar Griffin blow up balloons before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Flags and pinwheels Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Flags and pinwheels
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lilly Newman sprays silly string all over her mermaid tail before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lilly Newman sprays silly string all over her mermaid tail before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Brieson Cox (left) and Renee Davis carry minion costumes out of the rain before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Brieson Cox (left) and Renee Davis carry minion costumes out of the rain before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Charlie Schoenke (center) waves a flag as she stands next to Jim Stacy and her mother Kate Schoenke before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Charlie Schoenke (center) waves a flag as she stands next to Jim Stacy and her mother Kate Schoenke before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Robin, J.J. Moran stands next to the Batmobile underneath an umbrella before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Robin, J.J. Moran stands next to the Batmobile underneath an umbrella before the start of the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Betsy Ross marches down Clarendon Ave. in the pouring rain during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Betsy Ross marches down Clarendon Ave. in the pouring rain during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Grand Marshall DOn Connelly throws candy as he rides down Clarendon Ave. during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Grand Marshall DOn Connelly throws candy as he rides down Clarendon Ave. during the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beth Sparks holds an American flag as the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade passes by on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beth Sparks holds an American flag as the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade passes by on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rain doesn't stop people from coming out to watch the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rain doesn’t stop people from coming out to watch the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade makes its way down Clarendon Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sofie Plishka lines up to ride her bike in the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sofie Plishka lines up to ride her bike in the Avondale Estates 4th of July Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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