Dundalk Heritage Parade set to take to the streets
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:46

Joe Cristy to serve as parade grand marshal  

by Nicole Rodman

    It’s that time of year again — the 79th annual Dundalk Heritage Parade is hitting the streets in celebration of our nation’s birth.
    The parade is sponsored by the Heritage Association of Dundalk and the Dundalk Heritage Parade Committee and is hosted by The Optimist Club of Dundalk.
    Setting out from the Logan Village Shopping Center at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, the parade will follow the traditional route through the streets of Dundalk.
    The theme for this year’s parade is “Dundalk Salutes the Champions.”   
    According to parade chairperson Pat Herman, this theme refers not to the Superbowl champion Baltimore Ravens but to any champions — from rec council sports teams to individuals.
    A convoy of fire engines and emergency equipment from around the area will lead the way, waking parade-goers and local residents alike.
    As this year’s parade is the last before next summer’s June 24 primary election, a wide variety of politicians will be shaking hands and kissing babies along the parade route.
    Among the elected officials expected to appear are U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, state Senator Norman Stone, Delegates Joseph “Sonny” Minnick, Michael Weir and John Olszewski Jr., as well as Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and county Councilman John Olszewski Sr.
    A number of prospective candidates will be on hand as well, including Republican gubernatorial candidate David Craig and Republican House of Delegates candidates Bob Long and Ric Metzgar.
    As usual, the Optimist Club’s Citizen of the Year will serve as the parade’s grand marshal.
    This year’s  Citizen of the Year, Joe Cristy, is usually walking along the parade route collecting donations as part of the Bucket Brigade.
    This year, however, he will be riding in style as the parade’s grand marshal.
    “It’s a great honor being Citizen of the Year,” Cristy told The Eagle last week.
    As for his role as parade grand marshal, Cristy noted, “I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve watched the parade all my life so it’s great to be in it.”
    Along with Cristy, Optimist Club Humanitarian of the Year, Chick-fil-A Eastpoint operator Danielle Alderson will serve as one of the parade’s honorary grand marshals.
    Pastor Anthony Reid of Dundalk Evangelical Presbyterian Church has been tapped as the parade’s second honorary grand marshal.
    Raised in Seattle, Reid served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.
    Though he left the Army in 1989 to become a construction contractor, he decided to instead become a minister.
    After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Reid became a chaplain in the U.S. Army.
    As a chaplain, he served tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
    He has been the pastor at Dundalk Presbyterian Church since last fall.
    As for how he was selected to serve as an honorary grand marshal, Pat Herman explained that one of Reid’s parishioners called to nominate him for the honor.
    After looking at Reid and his works, both in Dundalk and beyond, the parade committee knew he was a shoe-in.
    “He’s been a very involved individual,” Herman explained.
    As in years past, all parade participants, from decorated cars to community groups, will be judged in a variety of categories.
    This year’s judges include Dundalk Renaissance Corporation Executive Director Amy Menzer, Dunmanway Apartments Manager Angel Ball, DunLogan Community Association president Officer Warren Fluck, Trinity Missions Church Pastor Paul Palazzi and General John Stricker Middle School music teacher Jason Adams.
    According to Herman, parade judge chairperson Roy Moreland chooses judges who represent a variety of businesses and groups from around the community.
    During the parade, a number of marching bands from all over the east coast, from the Baltimore Marching Ravens to the North Carolina-based Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corp, will provide music for parade-goers.
    One familiar aspect of the parade that will not be present this year is the traditional Blue Angels flyover, which has been cancelled due to budget cuts.
    As usual, following the parade, the annual Dundalk fireworks display will be held around 9:15 p.m. on the grounds of Grange Elementary School near the North Point Government Center.
    For more information on the parade and other Independence Day festivities, visit the web at www.dundalkheritagefair.com.


79th Annual Dundalk Heritage Parade lineup

Thursday, JULY 4

Kickoff Division starts 8:15 a.m.
Logan Village Shopping Center

“Dundalk Salutes The Champions”

Baltimore County Fire Department
Dundalk Engine 6
Dundalk Engine 61
Dundalk Medic 6
Dundalk Brush 6
Eastview Engine 15
Eastview Truck 15
Sparrows Point Engine 57
Sparrows Point Decon 54
Battalion Chief 3
EMS Lieutenant 3
Battalion Chief 33
Volunteer fire companies
Wise Avenue Engine 271, Engine 272
  Ambulance 275, Utility Unit 277
North Point/Edgemere Engine 261, Engine 263,
    Squad 262, Brush 266, Marine Unit 269
Middleborough Engine 231
 Baltimore County Central Alarmers Rehab Unit 155
Antique fire equipment
The Schweigman Family – 1951 Ward
    LaFrance Pumper
Sean Spacek – 1966 C-95 Mack
Additional antique fire equipment will participate.
    Descriptions not available.
Judging for all antique fire truck entries will be
    provided by Capt. Joe Griebel of the Dundalk Fire
    Station and his designated fire department
Advance Group

Dundalk Eagle mascot and decorated truck
distributing copies of The Eagle

Baltimore County Police Honor Guard
Masters of Ceremony: Barney Wilson and Bill Bary,
    Heritage Parade Committee, escorted by Irv Becker
    (1976 Cadillac Eldorado)

Sun Devils Drum & Bugle Corp
Mineola, Florida
Sponsored by Mars

United States Government
Senator Barbara Mikulski

Maryland State Government
Comptroller Peter Franchot
Sen. Norman R. Stone, Jr.
Del. Joseph “Sonny” Minnick
Del. Michael Weir
Del. John Olszewski, Jr.

Baltimore County Government
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
States Attorney Scott Shellenberger
Judge Justin King
Register of Wills Grace Connolly
Councilman John Olszewski, Sr.
Sheriff R. Jay Fisher

Baltimore City Government
Judge Ramona Moore Baker

Howard County Government
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman

Red Division
Section 1

Parade judges
Chairman Roy Moreland, Heritage Parade Committee,
Parade judges: Amy Menzer, Exec. Dir. Dundalk Renaissance Corp., escorted by Jack D’Angelo (1962
    Dodge Polaris), Angel Ball, Manager, Dunmanway
    Apts., Warren Fluck, President, Dunlogan
    Community Association, escorted by Bob & Linda
    Barr (1970 Oldsmobile) Paul Palazzi, Pastor, Trinity
    Missions Church, Jason Adams, Distinguished
    Teacher, Gen. John Stricker Middle School, escorted
    by Paul Ringling (1964 Buick)

Baltimore Marching Ravens Band
Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by M&T Bank

M&T Bank
Ravens car (owned and driven by Greg Hudnet)
Orioles car (owned by Greg Hudnet)
Ravens Roost 52
Maryland State Police
Maryland Transportation Authority Honor Guard
Baltimore County Police, 12th Precinct
    Captain Jan Brown, escorted by Buster and
    Michael Boyd (1963 Ford Falcon)
Parade Grand Marshal and
    Citizen of the Year: Joe Cristy, escorted by Sam &
    Hazel Caravello (1968 Cadillac Convertible)
Honorary Grand Marshal and Humanitarian of the Year: Danielle Alderson, escorted by Bob and Marliese Stallings (1970 Cadillac)
Honorary Grand Marshal: Pastor Anthony Reid, Dundalk Presbyterian Church, escorted by Reggie Brasnerrs (1970 Plymouth Fury)

Shenandoah Sound
Drum & Bugle Corp
Manassas, Virginia
Sponsored by Winner Distributing Co.

Dundalk American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard
World War II Veterans of Dundalk
Donald Marshall, 1943 Jeep GPW
Rosie the Riveters
Patapsco High School U.S. Army JROTC
 Dundalk Heritage Parade Committee’s
    “Bucket Brigade”
Chairman Don Kellner
Volunteers – Driver: Dale Roberts  
    Bob Buttions, Arthur Seybrecht, John Weber & 
    Grandsons, Adele Conway, Richard Conway, 
    Scott Holupka, P.J. Wakefield, Jack Wright, escorted
    by Patricia Leonard (2011 Camaro), Charlotte
    Maranto (2006 Toyota Solara),  Joyce Schab (2000
    Mazda Miata)

Red Division
Section 2

Vietnam Veterans of America, Baltimore Chapter 451
    Honor Guard
Maryland Army National Guard
1st Battalion 175th Infantry Color Guard
1st Battalion 175th Infantry Marching Unit
HEMIT Wrecker
Family members of the deployed soldiers from
    175th 1st Battalion

Reading Buccaneers
Drum & Bugle Corp
Reading, Pennyslvania
Sponsored by The Port of Baltimore

Miss Maryland 2013 Christina Denny, escorted by
  Scott Kirschner (1998 Corvette Pace Car)
Fourth Degree MD Knights of Columbus
Free State Clown Alley 30
WCBM Radio
Bill’s Music
Mustang Club of Maryland

Red Division
Section 3

Casimir Pulaski Post 209 Polish Legion of American
Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troop 304

Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corp
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Sponsored by Pepsi Cola Co.

Dundalk Rec. Soccer Program & The Baltimore Blast
Patapsco-Lodge Forest United Methodist,
    Youth Group and Helping Hands
Miller Brother’s 1926 Ford Model T Truck
Tony Gatta, Jr.’s 1932 Chevy Coupe
Clean Bread & Cheese Creek
McDonald’s of Dundalk
The Patapsco Bank
Libertarian Party of Maryland
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Nurses
Atwater Cab

Harmony Coronet Band
Middleton, Maryland
Sponsored by Johnsonville Sausage Co.

The Scouts of Battle Grove
Rising Starz Dance
Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Maryland
    North Point Lodge 4
David Craig for Governor
Chesapeake Corvette Club

White Division
Section 1

Osprey Composite Squadron
Dundalk Senior Citizens on Wheels
The Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk
Michael Proctor
Friends of Bob Long
Maryland Speedy Tag & Title

White Sabers Drum & Bugle Corp
Dansville, New York
Sponsored by Mars

Shirley Darling Dancers
Galilee Baptist Church
Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society
Aisquith’s Sharpshooters/Explorer Pack 438
PNN Dance
Dr. and Mrs. Basil E. Davis
Greater Dundalk Alliance
Dundalk Renaissance Corporation, escorted by
    C. Dean Marino (2002 Chevy Camaro)
Angels Supporting Your Troops
Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, escorted by
    Victor Marino (2006 Chevy Corvette)

Calvert Hall College Marching Band
Towson, Maryland
Sponsored by Squires Pepperoni Open

Todd Crandell, candidate
Papa John’s Pizza
The Optimist Club of Dundalk

White Division
Section 2

Dundalk High School NJROTC
Eastern Assembly of God and Remedy Student
Michael Mioduszewski
Eric Washington
Fan Man and the Ravens Bus Boys
Lois Blankenship, Ravens Theme Car
Ravens Roost 5 – Dundalk

Fusion Core
Lake Lopatlong, New Jersey
Sponsored by Mars

Ron George for Governor
Dangerously Delicious Pie Truk
Swag Dog Apparel
True Motion Dance
Baltimore County Library Bookmobile
95.2 Shine FM
Friends of Ric Metzgar

Lancers Drum & Bugle Corp Alumni
Littletown, Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Dundalk Walmart

Boy Scouts of America Pack, Troop, Crew 343
Ground Zero Car Club
Baltimore Twilighters Marching Band

Blue Division
Section 1

Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Schools
Calvary Baptist Church Reformers Unanimous
Calvary Baptist Church Youth Ministry
Calvary Baptist Church Bus Ministry
Calvary Baptist Church Senior Saints
Calvary Baptist Church Children’s Ministry
Icy Delights
Allure All Stars
Chick-fil-A Eastpoint
Mr. and Miss Patapsco High School

Great Expectations
Patapsco High School and
Center for the Arts
Dundalk, Maryland
Sponsored by Chesaco RVs

Dundalk Florist
ESP Extreme Cheerleading
BSA Pack/Troop 409
Sparrows Point-Dundalk Moose Lodge 1228
HMS Hercules of the Royal Manticoran Navy
ESP Rec Council, Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons
Mars Supermarkets

Patapsco High School and
Center for the Arts
Marching Band
Dundalk, Maryland
Sponsored by
The Heritage Parade Committee

Dundalk Baseball

Blue Division
Section 2

VFW Dundalk Memorial Post 6694
Liberty Tax Service
New Light Lutheran Church
Baltimore County Breaking News
County Seal Democratic Club

Tampa Bay Thunder
Tampa, Florida
Sponsored by CCBC Dundalk

Girl Scout Community 97
A Brand New Day Performing Arts Group
Owl Metals, Inc.
Michael Blacmer “Uncle Sam”
Watersedge Recreation Council
Freedom Jams Production
Baltimore Towing

Dundalk Heritage Parade Committee
Chairperson: Patricia Herman
    Michael Andy, Bob Crandell, Bill Hartlove, Carol
    Hartlove, Joe Herman, Don Kellner, Bob Lyden,
    Roy Moreland, Lil Tirschman, Jack Wright

Parade Support Team
Bill Barry, Jackie Crandell, Joe Falbo, Capt. Joe Griebel,
    Jennifer Harris, Betty Kellner, Michael Lyden,
    Daniel Lyden,  Mike Mioduszewski, Shirley
    Panuska, Eric Washington, Barney Wilson,
    George Wischhusen, escorted by Bill Swan
    (1963 Buick Wildcat), Jim and Ruth McDonald
    (1955 Chevy), Steve Baker (2007 Toyota Solara)

Gentlemen, remember to doff your hats when the American flag passes by.



Starts at Logan Village Shopping Center. Turns right onto Belclare Road, left onto Liberty Parkway and left onto Dunglow Road. Makes left onto Dunmanway, then right onto Shipping Place in front of the Dundalk Village Shopping Center and first reviewing stand. Turns right onto Shipway, then left onto Admiral Boulevard. Makes right at Liberty Parkway, passes second reviewing stand, ends at Dunmanway.