Jul 29, 2014

Galloway Township's Fourth of July Parade is its Biggest Ever

This year's parade features 170 entries, up 20 from last year and up from 47 its first year in 1999.

Galloway Township's Fourth of July Parade is its Biggest Ever Galloway Township's Fourth of July Parade is its Biggest Ever

Galloway Township Fourth of July Parade Chairman Rich Maxwell calls this year's parade the largest Galloway's ever had, and possibly the largest in the state. With 170 entries, that claim at least seems hard to dispute.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, July 4, at Smitty's Super Foodtown. It goes down Moss Mill Road and concludes at the Village Greene in Historic Smithville.

The parade began in 1999 with 47 entries, and was up to 150 entries last year.

"We have more music floats this year," Maxwell said, specifying that the floats play patriotic music to show their support for veterans. "We have new floats we have never seen before."

Maxwell said Holy Spirit High School will bring an authentic helicopter and there will be a mini-circus, for the first time.

"I'm not sure (what the helicopter) was used for, but it flew at one time," Maxwell said. "They fixed it up and they're bringing it to honor the Vietnam vets."

There will be no same-day registration this year, and registration has closed. There is no parking in the staging area. Parking is in the Smithville lots and no political signs are allowed.

The lineup for this year's parade is as follows:

Galloway 2012 4th of July Parade Line-Up 6/24/2012

(Rolling Thunder Motorcycles start 5 minutes before Parade Start)


1. Smithville Town Crier

2.  Absecon VFW Post 9462 Color/Honor Guard 

3.  Cape Atlantic Detachment “Marine Corps Color Guard”

4. Cape/Atlantic Marine Corps League   (Parade Golf Cart w/Music Ron Powell Driver)

5.  2011 GMC Pulling Toys 4 Tots USMC Trailer

6.  Cape/Atlantic 1949 Buick USMC Staff Car 

7 .American Legion Post 28 Charles A Hammell (Color Guard & Marching Unit) w/Veterans/ Cars

8. American Legion Post 430 of Galloway (Color Guard Marching Unit)

9. American Legion Post 158 Egg Harbor City Lincoln 1997 Town Car & Color Guard (Marching Unit 4)

10. American Legion State Commander Eugene O’Gradey in a 2012 Ford Honorary Grand Marshall

11. Chief Patrick Moran “Galloway Township Police Dept.)

12. Galloway Township Honor Guard (Marching Unit 6 people)

13. Grand Marshall Master Gunnery Sergeant Pat Hughes USMC Retired Car Supplied Admiral Nissan EHT

14. Cappola/Bushar Family Trolley

15. Atlantic City Fire Dept. “Sandpipers Bagpipe Marchers)


16. Four Seasons Veterans Club (50 Persons Marching Unit) w/Banner/Flags

17. Four Seasons Veterans Club Car 1

18. Four Seasons Veterans Club Car 2

19. Four Seasons Veterans Club Car 3

20. Four Seasons Veterans Club Car 4

21. Four Seasons Veterans Club Car 5

22. Four Seasons Veterans Club Car 6

23. Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles (2003 Mercedes)    

24. Miss New Jersey 2012 Lindsey Petrosh Driver Ed Conover 2003 Mustang Convertible    

25. US Congressman Frank LoBiondo /Atlantic County Assemblymen /County Freeholders & 9th Distract Legislators

26 Mayor of Galloway Township Don Purdy (In Bayview Antique Fire Truck)       

27. Deputy Mayor Tony Cappola & Galloway Township Council


28. Voted Number “1” Chef 2012 Atlantic County Smithville Inn Mr. Chris Bellino (Mr. Tony Cappola Car)

29. Smithville Barber Shoppe 1956 Dodge (Famous Barber Pole)  

30. Rolling Thunder Inc**. w/ Banner Truck 2002 Dodge w/ Motorcycles

31. Mayor Gary Giberson 1931 Ford Roadster       

32. Mr. Don Williams (WOND Radio Personality) Driver Dan Lawler 1957 Ford Convertible

33. NJ Sr. National Teenager Marissa Gerhart Driver Brian L Astle 1989 Mazda

34. Smokey the Bear “NJ Forest Fire Service” Driver John Sanford C-12

35. Girl Scouts of Greater Galloway (32-42 Marchers)   

36. Youth Decorated Bicycles (Judged before the Parade)

37. Olde Smithville Fife & Drum Corps Marching Musical Unit     

38. Rich & Dottie Maxwell 1963 Ford Falcon Convertible (Vincenzo Ristorante).  

39. Mike & Carol Stettler 1957 Chevy. 4 Door BelAir 

40. Charlie Molnar 1928 Erskin 2 Door Sedan 

41. Company D 7th New Jersey Vol. “Civil War Marching Unit” (10 Marchers)   

42. Ms New Jersey Senior America 2012 Carol Dugan    Driver Rich Rabush 1996 Chrysler 


43. Daughters of American Revolution (Lafayette Chapter) Jeep 2008 w/open trailer & music (Carrying Banner 8 persons walking)   

44. John & Janet Jensen 1937 Ford Humpback

45. Holy Spirit High School (Army Helicopter Float w/Marchers & Music) Including Vietnam Vets**

46 Vince Licolli Chevy 2012 Transformed Camaro/ Custom Golf Cart “Snoopy Flying Ace

47. John Channell 1930 Model “A” Ford Coupe 

48. Jack Channell 1939 2 Door Ford Sedan  

49. Riddlesbrood Theatre Company (Circus Wagon Float)  

50. Ted McKelerey Sr. 1930 Model “A” 4 Door 

51. 1930 Model “A” Coupe Owner Ted McKelerey     

52. Harry DeVerter 1931 Ford Town Sedan   

53. Harry Disbrow 1941 Cad Convertible 

54. James Quinan 1931 Modal “A” Ford Pick-up 

55. Galloway Township Republican League (20 plus Marchers w/banner)


56. Absegami High School Cheerleaders (50 Plus Cheerleaders)

57. Absegami High School Marching Band (60 plus Marching)  

58. Absegami Crew Parents Association 2007 Chevy 2007 with 60’ long trailer     

59. Absegami High School Gay-Straight Alliance (15 Marching Unit w/patriotic signs)   

60. Arthur C Schoenrock 1931 Ford Model “A” Deluxe Roadster

61. Smitty’s Super Foodtown Truck & Helo Helicopter Float    

62. NJ ANTSO Miss Angela Castaldo Driver Susan Kue Chrysler PT Cruiser 2006 convertible

63. Cub Scout Pack 76 (Marching Unit 20 persons)                    

64. Oyster Creek Inn Toyota Pickup Truck w/Decorative Music Float    

65. Miss Teen Galloway Driver Earl Budd 1974 Pontiac Convertible

66. Reformation Lutheran Church 1967 Chevelle Jeff Pattison      

67 NJ Jr. National Teenager Vanessa Vause & NJ Pre Teen National Teenager Morgan McLees Driver Al Kleiner 1965 Mustang    


68. Galloway Township Democratic Club (Vietnam Vet Theme Float w/music) 

69. Mr. Jim Carney 1986 Chevrolet (In Memory of PFC George A. Carney (Us Army Killed in Action Vietnam 1968

70. Boy Scout Troop 97 (Marching 97 Boy Scouts

71. Mainland Baptist Church   Patriotic Bus      

72. Mainland Baptist Church Army Truck     

73. Mainland Baptist Church Bus Absecon Manor Veterans     

74. Mainland Baptist Church Truck w/float & music

75. Miss New Outstanding Teen Miss Amanda Ross Driver Jim Carney 1994 BMW Convertible.  

76. Charles G. Lowry Chevy 1956 Bel Air

77. Jim Devlin 1967 Chevy  

78. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Ford Truck w/19 Foot Boat Decorated “4Th of July Float


79. Miss Pleasantville Cierra Farquharson 2012 Driver Thomas McGregor 1972 Cadillac Conv    

80. Pleasantville High School Marching Band (50 Band Members) 

81. Pleasantville High School 80 & 81

82. William Horner 1982 Jeep Scrambler                                           

83. James Laughlin 1930 Roadster Street Rod

84. High Bike Riders (Special Custom Show Bikes)

85. Ed & Mary Lou Baltera 1932 Ford Roadster  

86. Cub Scout Pack 12 Float w/Music

87. Highland Community Church (Float)  

88. Assumption Church Knights of Columbus  Council #6342 Marchers & Ford 2003 Truck (Assumption School)

89. Clayton’s Self Storage “Kalliope Music Truck”

90. Charles Hammell Dodge 1967 M37 Weapons Carrier   

91. Charles Hammell 1952 Army Jeep 

92. Emmaus/Oceanville United Methodist Church GMC Sierra Boy Scout Troop 77  

93. Boys & Girls Club Atlantic City (Van & 10-15 Marchers)    

94. Galloway Township Elks Lodge 2845 (20 Marchers)


95.William Conover C-J7 1985 Jeep

96. Perfect Journey 2010 Honda w/children & parents walking

97. Neptune Guard Drum & Bugle Corp (Marching Unit) w/Music

98. Mark Butterhof (Model A 1928)

99. Dave & Gaetana Magill 1929 Model “A” 

100. 1935 International Fire Truck (Paula Burroughs)                                      

101. Smithville Community Church (Float w/Music & Marching Unit)

102. Atlantic Masonic Lodge 221   with (30 to 40 Marchers)

103. Atlantic Masonic Lodge 221 Vehicle # 1    

104. Atlantic Masonic Lodge 221 Vehicle #2  

105. Atlantic Masonic Lodge 221 Vehicle #3  


106. Liberty & Prosperity “Marching Unit” 2001 Saturn w/Float and 30 Marchers (Multiple Drummers)

107. Al Syvertsen 1966 Chevrolet BelAir                                                                        

108. Galloway All Stars (GTAA) Marching Unit 30 Cheerleaders

109. Galloway All Stars (GTAA) Marching 40 baseball All Stars    

110. Whitey Swartz (Museum of S.N.J.) Atlantic City First Fire Engine 1854 Pole & Hunt, Hand Drawn

111. Whitey Swartz (Museum Of SNJ) 1938 Brockway Fire Engine w/music

112. St. Marks & All Saints Episcopal Church Pack 21/Troup 21

113. St. Marks & All Saints Episcopal Church Venture Crew 21 Marching Units w/ Flag


114. Joe Loveland 1932 Ford Roadster

115. Joe Loveland 1934 Buick Coupe 

116. 1964 Dodge  Antique Police Car Owner Charles Cain  Jr.

117. WAYV 95.1 (Equity Communications)                                    

118. Jim Thompson 1932 Ford Sedan Delivery 

119. Glenn Blackman 1957 Ford Skyliner 

120. WZXL 100.7 (Equity Communications)


121-136. Cruising Corvettes (15 Corvettes) Corvette Club                                            

ROW “L & M”

137. Curves for Woman 2011 Camaro Convertible

138..Curves For Women (Marching w/banner)

120. WZXL 100.7 (Equity Communications)


139. WZBZ Famous KISS FM 99.3 (Equity Communications)                         

140. Chapman Ford Egg Harbor Township Keith & Denise Levitt “Mustang GT 2010”

141.  WTTH 96.1 (Equity Communications

142.  Congressional Candidate Cassandra Shober  & Marchers

143. Atlantic Care Health Care 1998 VW

144. Paul & Jen Schairer Ford 2006 w/Music Float

145. Ed & Christine Williams 1931 Chevy. Convertible

146. New Millennium Prod. Company Float “Summer Production”

147. Colombian Hispanic Association Car & Truck w/Musical Float 


148/154 Galloway Township Ambulance Squad

155/175 Galloway Township Fire Department (All Districts)

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